Maison Noir "Knock on Wood"

USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley
  • Suggested Pairings
  • Sausage
  • Veggie
  • 13% ABV

Lucky for us, Chardonnay comes in many forms. Many people say they aren't attracted to the grape when it has even a touch of oak. We happen to like almost every style of Chardonnay and this oaked example isn't fully soaked in overwhelming vanilla, butter, and sppice, but just a slight touch of each makes it a complement for dishes like pineapple-watermelon salad or grilled sweet or spicy sausages.

Founded by sommelier André Hueston Mack in 2007, Maison Noir's wines are unique and distinctive garage wines, initially created for some of the New York's best restaurants for whom Mack was a sommelier, and now available nationwide.  Throughout his career Mack has forged unique relationships with luminary growers and winemakers from around the planet. It is with this prestigious group that Mack currently creates his wines.

  • Harvesting Method: Manual
  • Soils: Willakenzie, Loess, and sedimentary clay
  • Fermentation: Long and cool stainless steel fermentation. Malolactic fermentation is blocked to preserve freshness; No oak application.
  • Yeast: Native