Chardonnay is a tribute to Marie Daou, who was a beacon of strength during hard times. She led her family through war and darkness and shone with a grace within chaos. In her honor, we have partnered with women around the globe who also exemplify this same strength and grace, to create hand-made items celebrating women across the world.
This set includes:
2 x 2020 Bodyguard Chardonnay
1 x Set of Two Custom Bodyguard Chardonnay Glasses
1x Handmade Bodyguard Scarf
1x Handmade Bodyguard Lavender Fog Candle
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The Bodyguard Chardonnay embodies the quintessential style of a California chardonnay - ripe fruit, vanilla-laced oak notes and an all around rich and buttery mouthfeel. The warmer climate of California provides a deeper golden color, aromas of vanilla, cinnamon and coconut, and the flavors can range from mango and banana to butter and cream. The Chardonnay grape truly reflects where it is grown and as such the terroir expresses itself very accurately in the glass. The Bodyguard Chardonnay uses grapes from the famous Santa Barbara appellation that benefits from the proximity of Pacific Ocean. Cold fermentations are performed to maintain the aromatic precursors with a combination of French and American oak to deliver a creamy and buttery mouthfeel.
Chardonnay Wine Glasses:
For the Bodyguard Chardonnay Glass Set, we partnered with a woman artist and business owner in Canada. The art on these glasses was custom made to represent the beauty and light that Marie Daou reflected. Each wine glass was hand-made exclusively for DAOU with a unique colored silver foiling. Due to the nature of the art, each glass is unique, just like the women in our lives who give us strength within chaos.
Set includes two custom wine glasses.
DAOU has partnered with Sevya Fair Trade to create a custom Bodyguard Chardonnay scarf. Sevya employs women embroidery artisans in Northern India who do hand-embroidery in their own homes. This flexibility enables the women to earn a sustainable livelihood from their craft while also caring for their families.
This beautiful scarf is made from Cupro, an eco-friendly, handmade piece of art that has the look and feel of silk yet is breathable and easy to wash.
For this special edition Bodyguard Chardonnay Candle, we partnered with Bright Endeavors in Chicago. This non-profit company hires young mothers in their community and trains them in a vocation. The products produced are then sold, with all the profits going to the mothers, their young families, and communities.
As a part of the partnership, Bright Endeavors created an exclusive DAOU candle that perfectly captures the scent of Lavender rolling over DAOU Mountain.