A wonderful Champagne-style Sparkling White Wine with perfect balance, not overly fruity nor too dry.
A bright and lively sparkling white made from a cuvée of Chardonnay, including our Amourette Chardonnay exuding elegance and finesse and Pinot Noir grapes providing depth and structure.
Produced by secondary fermentation in the bottle in the traditional méthode champenoise style.
Serve at the table, chilled but not icy, at 40°F so it may be tasted at 50°F allowing the aromas to develop and show.
The glittering bubbles in a glass of champagne are part of life’s rituals, from wedding toasts to Sunday brunch - Cheers!
Champagne traditionally comes from the Champagne region of France and gets its fizz through a special two-part fermentation process called méthode Champenoise.
In the first part, grape juice, usually from chardonnay, pinot noir or pinot meunier (pronounced muhn -yay) grapes, is fermented into wine. Fermentation happens when yeast eats the sugar in the grape juice producing alcohol and carbon dioxide.
Then to make that new wine into champagne, we start the whole fermentation process a second time, but this time, the fermentation happens inside a bottle. We fill a bottle with wine and top it off with a mixture of wine, yeast and sugar called liqueur de tirage, then seal the bottle with a metal cap.
The yeast does its thing eating the sugar, and releasing alcohol and carbon dioxide but because the bottle is sealed tightly, the carbon dioxide is trapped and goes into the wine.
The finest sparkling wines must be made using this process typically called the traditional method. This is the method we use to make Fizz our Sparkling White Wine. Legally we can't call it champagne but it competes extremely well in relation to all the imported fizzes.
Other non-traditional producers such as Prosecco and many U.S. carbonated sparkling wine producers make their product in big tanks by a much more industrial process.
Fizz ~ bubbles of gas in a sparkling wine that make a hissing sound like . . . fizz . . . .
Why "Fizz" ~ When Australians have something to celebrate they say "It's time to pop the cork on a bottle of Fizz!" but then Australians celebrate when the sun is out and when it's not so it's always time to " pop the cork on a bottle of Fizz!"
Easy to make and delicious, these delicate canapés are the perfect accompaniment to Fizz or many of our dry white wines.