Fitz Brut (2012)
The 2012 vintage was a not-too-hot, not-too-cool one; just right. What that gives us in the vineyard is the opportunity to let the fruit hang on the vine until ideal maturity. This is something we look out for in all our wines, but especially the sparkling. The 2012 Fitz Brut is a Pinot Noir dominant blend at 69% with the remaining 31% as Chardonnay. We barrel fermented 100% of the wine in neutral oak to build texture and body, but without adding any oak characteristics. We aged Fitz Brut a minimum of 36 months on lees. It’s a bright, crisp wine with precision and real intensity.