2016 FIZZIO THERAPY BLANC
The grapes in this blend were harvested in September 2016 from four separate vineyards. The fruit was hand picked and destemmed within 3 hours of picking. After destemming, the grapes were pressed and sent to stainless steel tanks for cold settling before fermentation.
The fermentation process took place around 14-18 degrees and select yeasts were chosen to help enhance the natural fruit profile of these grapes. Because the fruit was picked early, the higher acid in the wine leaves a crisp, clean refreshing profile on the palate.
After alcoholic fermentation was complete, the wines were chilled to -4 for cold stabilization, and treated with a bentonite fining to provide heat stability. The wine was then left in stainless steel vessels to age and mature. The final blending process started in January, which allowed the different wines time to harmonize and settle before bottling.
This wine is carbonated in a pressurized tank in a frizzante style, which means the wine is filtered and ready for standard bottling. Three weeks before bottling, the wine is transferred to a carbonation tank, chilled and injected with CO2. The cold wine absorbs the CO2 which creates the bubbles that you see in the finished product.