FIZZ 2016 Extra Brut, Blanc de Blanc


Extra Brut, Blanc de Blanc, Vintage 2016 Fizz Champagne-style Sparkling White Wine made from a cuvée of Chardonnay.

Specifically made as a Blanc de Blanc from 100% Chardonnay grapes, contrasting with most Champagne that is a blend of three grapes, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, this is a crisp, refreshing and bright wine that can be used from any casual occasion to the most formal.

This Extra Brut, Blanc de Blanc, Vintage 2016 Fizz Champagne-style Sparkling White Wine is crisp and clean with a lively acidity and a touch of minerality.

The luxury of six years en tirage allows the wine to gain wonderful secondary aromas and flavors of honey, hazelnut and biscuit, as well as showing its maturity with hints of creaminess and toast.

To taste correctly *Fizz* should be stored at a constant 50°F and kept away from light. 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.

We chose to start with Musqué Clone 809 Chardonnay, picked at full ripeness and made into a fine quality still wine taking a year in French Oak.

Then with this full-flavored cuvée we commenced the next six years of the Méthode Champenoise process to produce a delicious example of a Californian Grower Champagne even though we can only call it a Sparkling Wine. The resultant wine is:

  • Extra-Brut with only 3.4 grams per liter of residual sugar.
  • Blanc de Blanc [ fr/ white from white ] made from 100% Chardonnay grapes.
  • Vintage 2016, from a single vintage.
  • Six years en tirage resting in its bottles in contact with the yeast sediment from the secondary fermentation.
French oak for 12 months - 33% new, 33% one use, balance neutral.
This champagne style wine is less aggressively fizzy than old style sparkling wines and is drier using riper fruit so the sweet and sour effect in which too much sugar is added to compensate for too tart a wine is not present in Fizz.
Color White
Vintage 2016
Harvest Date 1st Sep 2016
Style Sparkling Wine
Appellation Dry Creek Valley
Varietal Burgundy Blend
Date Bottled 4th Jul 2017
Drinkable 2023 - 2033
Alcohol 12.40%
Bottle Size 750ml