2014 Matisse

2014 Matisse

I first heard the siren song of white wines while living in the French village of St-Germain-en-Laye. On our many trips to the Côte d’Or, we experienced the wines of Corton-Charlemagne and Meursault in their full lusciousness. It’s been a love affair ever since. The Matisse is an expression of my life in France and of the white wines that I love. It’s made in the Burgundian tradition using barrel fermentation and “bâtonnage” (stirring the lees). It’s full-bodied and has an elegant finish. À votre santé!


Wine Profile

Tasting Notes
This is made in the Burgundian style. Fermented in French oak and aged on the gross lees using bâtonage. Intense fruit on the nose with wild pear and tropical notes. Beautiful acidity and a smooth finish.

Food Pairing Notes
Spicy Thai or Hunan-style dishes are terrific with this one. I also like it with a sesame chicken salad. My favorite pairing is with baked salmon spiced with olive oil, garlic, and cumin.

Wine Specs

  • Vintage 2014
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Appellation Lake Chelan
  • Vineyard Designation Siren of the Lake Estate Vineyard
  • Harvest Date Aug-14
  • Acid 6.8 g/l
  • pH 3.7
  • Aging French oak 18 months
  • Bottling Date May-16
  • Alcohol % 13.5