The Wine: Let's Get Fizzical 2021
Stagiaire Wine Let's Get Fizzical in the words of winemaker Brent Mayeaux: "For 2021, the white is equal parts Sav Blanc,
Chardonnay, and Vermentino. The first two varieties coming from the ancient vines at Lolonis in Redwood Valley. The Vermentino is from a steep north facing vineyard that goes straight into Clear Lake in Lake County. Both sites are organic. Lolonis is dryfarmed. Bottled at ~1brix and on lees in bottle for almost 11 months before disgorging. Slight kiss of reduction, bright tropical fruit, and maybe a slight bit of residual sugar still ticking away in there. Really fun wine that you can party with now or stash away for a special moment in the future like when you buy a house or capitalism ends. The touch of sweetness makes it really flexible with food and would rip with spicy things or on the thanksgiving table"
The Producer: Stagiaire Wine
Stagiaire Wine is a project led by soft-spoken talented winemaker Brent Mayeaux. Brent is part of a scene of young winemakers who are changing the face of the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region - the other being Ryan Stirm of Stirm Wine Co., Megan Bell of Margins Wine, and James Jelks of Florèz Wines. Brent's dedication, humble attitude, and talent are reflected in his wines, very precise, characterized by a perfectly balanced acidity that brings them to life. A must-try natural wine producer for all those who are willing to explore California's ever-complex natural wine landscape.
The Region: Santa Cruz Mountains