Franciscan Estates’ winemaker introduces an unexpected pairing of chardonnay with Kobe beef.

Franciscan Estates’ winemaker introduces an unexpected pairing of chardonnay with Kobe beef.

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[MUSIC] Chris and Ben and I are kind of coming together to create this combination of food, wine, and music. And it's gonna be beautiful. [MUSIC] One of the things of Ben's music is its references to fire and smoke. And that is one of the themes that Chris has throughout the menu. We use barrels in wine making. Barrels are fire toasted. So it's a beautiful kind of tribute to that and also interplaying on those flavors. So the Koe beef dish is one of his signature dishes of the evening. And it's one of the Ben's favorite dishes so this is a really fun pairing because we're using, you think we'd be using a red wine to pair it with beef but in this case we're using our reserve Chardonnay. The Chardonnay is being paired with the beef for a variety of reasons. I mean we're serving the Kobe beef raw and you want to think about this almost like you would think about sashimi You want something crisp and cutting. The fattiness will be cut by the white. Cuvee Sauvage is a wild yeast fermented chardonnay. It's in barrels for 16 months really picking up the richness and toastiness of the barrel. So by serving the white she's really We've develop a perfect pairing by knowing what the food balance is. Putting it with the wine that's correct so when its all together, you have that harmony. So its really a white wine for red wine lovers. I think it will be a very fun pairing. [MUSIC]
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