Le Artishasic Vin Clair White Blend 2018
Cuvee No. 1
Some of the world's most food friendly white wines come from the Spanish region of Rias Baixas, and Northern Italian region of Alto Adige. White wines from both regions are known for their zesty and refreshing style, allowing them to pair well with fresh seafood, grilled vegetables, and all coastal/Mediterranean fare.
The Le Artishasic Vin Clair White Blend is a quartet of Albarino, Arneis, Tocai Friulano and Chardonnay. Each variety provided its own aromatic complexity, while the Chardonnay promotes a textured mouthfeel. This wine is clean, crisp, savory, and complex, making it perfect for cold appetizers or chilled seafood platters.
Flavors of cantaloupe, lychee and starfruit, complement aromas of nectarine, limestone and honeydew melon.
Pair it with Tiradito, Uni Tempura, Prosciutto and Melon or Paella
144 cases made
Artie Johnson's illustrious career has taken him across the United States, from Houston, to Austin, New York City, Miami, and now Napa Valley where he is the proprietor and winemaker at Le Artishasic Winery, named after a combination of the names of his wife, daughter, and son. Johnson's Napa career began at the prestigious cult winery, Harlan Estate. For his next role he was recruited to join historic Mayacamas Vineyards as Director of Hospitality before moving on to found Le Artishasic winery in 2015 under his parent company, WINEXYZ, a consulting firm that he formed to help small family-owned wineries excel in direct-to-consumer strategies (we are honored to be one of the few retailers he has chosen to work with).
“Being a winemaker is an evolution of my career. Working in the restaurant business taught me about service, persistence, & people. Working in Austin, New York City, & Miami exposed me to culture and diversity. All of these elements are in my wines today. Taking calculated risks in your career can pay off in a big way down the road. Sometimes a direct path is not exactly the best path,” notes Johnson.
Johnson's goal with his winery is "to make well-balanced Napa Valley wines in the old world style while displaying beautiful California fruit." While a majority of his wines are sold DTC, they also can be savored at some of the best restaurants in Napa, such as Bouchon, Meadowood and The French Laundry.