Lot #6 DONUM ESTATE
ABOUT THE WINE:
Donum Estate considers Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to be the King and Queen of Carneros. Keith Haring’s “King and Queen” sculpture sits on their highest hilltop, and looking west you can see all the way from the winery to the Ferguson Vineyard. “The Queen” represents the first barrel-selected reserve Chardonnay from this site.
Added to Donum’s estate properties in 2016, the Ferguson Vineyard dates back to 1974, making it one of the early plantings in Carneros. Fully replanted in 2018 and 2019, they are just starting to get fruit from this venerable site. The stony soils are unique to the site, and make it a perfect spot for Chardonnay. All of Donum Estate’s vineyards were Certified Organic by the CCOF in 2022, as well as Regenerative Organic by the ROA.
Donum’s wines are made with minimal intervention in the cellar, with native yeast responsible for fermentation. The chardonnay is fermented in French oak, and ages on the lees for 15 months. The final blend is assembled from the very best barrels. Ferguson Vineyard produces wines with pronounced mineral character, and intense but balanced fruit flavors. There is no butter or overt oak, rather the focus is on fruit and soil, with a strong backbone of acidity for structure.
WINEMAKER(S): Dan Fishman
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: February 2024
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: June 2024
National Distribution: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, Washington, DC
International Distribution: Includes Japan, Korea, Norway; please inquire for additional countries.