“Steely in mouthfeel, this vibrant mineral- and acid-driven wine from Ondine Chattan showcases the bright side of Chardonnay’s fruit spectrum, with lime juice and Granny Smith apples meeting subtle butter and vanilla notes on the palate and finish.”
Jim Gordan (issue date: July 1, 2023)
Our pursuit of delicate and distinctive sustainably farmed Chardonnay fruit led us to the Middle Reach neighborhood of the Russian River Valley. Winemaker Ondine Chattan shares sourcing and winemaking details for her elegant expression of Chardonnay.
Known by winemakers as the Holy Grail of grapes, as well as, the heartbreak grape, Pinot Noir grapes are widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world.
Our obsession with nuanced, sustainably farmed Pinot Noir took us to two sites and three distinct vineyard blocks in the Middle Reach neighborhood of the Russian River Valley. Winemaker Ondine Chattan shares her Atelier Pinot Noir journey from grape to glass.
Atelier honors winemaking technique, tradition, and innovation. It is the opportunity to focus meticulous attention to detail and indulge in the art of craftsmanship with the Russian River Valley as a muse.
Our grower partners are united in their commitment to sustainable farming and conservation of their precious land. Esteemed, geographically distinct, family-owned vineyard sites where generations of pride, knowledge, and care cultivate both the fruit and spirit of the land. Water-efficient, low-impact farming practices translate tangibly to fruit and wine quality.