An indigenous grape found in the southwest of France, Mauzac thrives in dry, warm climates with strong winds. Around 1600 hectares are dedicated to Mauzac, as it’s mostly been superseded by more popular grapes like Chardonnay. Also known as Mauzac Blanc, this grape produces sparkling, sweet, and dry white wines that tend to have notes of green apple and pear. This white grape pairs fantastically with sushi, fried chicken, and oysters.
Just 1300 cases were produced of this critically acclaimed organic Pet Nat from Domaine du Moulin and Nicolas Hirissou. Produced from 100% Mauzac grapes, this wine is filled with aromas of bruised orchard fruit, pear cider, and apple compote with hints of toasty, warm spice. A mouthwatering aperitif that also shines with or in place of desserts.
Grape Photo Credit: Ursula Brühl, Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI) Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen Institut für Rebenzüchtung Geilweilerhof - 76833 Siebeldingen - GERMANY