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By Paul Gregutt
The Times 

Fizzy Lizzy 2021 Swampwater PétNat

Wine of the Week


Paul Gregutt

Lisette Hrapmann is the Assistant Winemaker at Day Wines as well as the owner/winemaker of Fizzy Lizzy wines. Her ancestral method bubbly, called Swampwater, is a fine example of the rising interest among young winemakers in this type of wine. To make a pét nat, you take fermenting wine, chill it to halt fermentation, bottle it with a screwcap, and let the fermentation finish in the bottle, releasing enough CO2 to provide the fizz. This thoroughly delicious bottle is mostly Chardonnay blended with 6% Chenin Blanc. The finished alcohol is just below 12%. Other examples available locally are...

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