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Wines Carneros Chardonnay

The magic of this place inspires us and a lifelong dream drives us, nurturing the soil, vines, and all of their surroundings, to craft the finest estate Chardonnays from this extraordinary pocket in Napa Valley’s Carneros District.

“Firetree Vineyards is special because it is one of the few vineyards dedicated to Chardonnay in Carneros with mature vines that are hitting their stride.”
Julien Fayard, Winemaker
Bottle of FIDEM

FIDEM Estate Reserve Chardonnay

FIDEM was born of the oldest blocks on the Firetree estate. These grapes were hand harvested in the middle of the night when temperatures were at their lowest. The harvest was brought to the winery, then was whole-cluster pressed into juice. The fermentation process was conducted using two techniques: new French oak to enhance the structure and aromatics, and temperature-controlled concrete eggs to polish the acidity for a seamless texture. Following malolactic fermentation and six months on its fermentation lees, the wine was racked, blended, and aged for 14 months before light filtration and bottling.

Vintage Notes

Bottle of Bunny Hills

Bunny Hills Estate Chardonnay

Originating from select vineyard blocks at the estate, the grapes for our Bunny Hills Chardonnay were also whole-cluster pressed into juice, but fermentation took place in a combination of thermoregulated stainless steel tanks and once-used French oak, followed by malolactic fermentation. Light on oak stylistically, the wine is mostly driven by stainless steel aging. After six months in fermentation lees, the wine was assembled, lightly filtered, and bottled early to preserve bright aromatics, and its fresh fruit expression.

Vintage Notes