FITZ Brut (2015)
2015 was an absolute scorcher. It tied 1998 as the year in the Okanagan with the most degree growing days since records have been kept. Needless to say, the fruit was really ripe with higher-than-average sugar levels, and rich round flavour profiles. It put our conviction to make vintage-only sparkling to the test. Most French Champagne growers make wines that are a blend of a number of vintages in order to create a consistent taste profile, and only make vintage in the best years, but we’re pretty confident about our site, so it’s been our goal to be vintage, every vintage. But we love this wine, and if something this delicious can come from the outer limit of what sparkling wine can handle temperature-wise, then we’re even more confident now we’re making it in the right spot. We made the Fitz Brut using traditional methods from 100% estate grown grapes from the Greata Ranch Vineyard. The Fitz Brut was fermented and aged in stainless steel with secondary fermentation and additional aging in bottle.