Flaunt Russian River Valley Sparkling Brut
Flaunt Wine Company
United States - California - Russian River Valley

This Brut is absolutely lovely. It is drier than the previous versions with only 1.5 grams of residual sugar. It is powerful and brisk with well integrated bubbles. There is an immediate hit of lemon zest with touches of nectarine and plum. Mid palate you notice the warm notes of brioche and a slight kick of white pepper on the finish.

This Russian River Valley Brut is a blend of wine from two vineyards in the Russian River Valley. It is approximately equal parts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. These two grapes work wonderfully in Sonoma County’s maritime climate where the long, cool growing season allows for adequate ripeness of both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay while maintaining superb levels of natural acidity. Dianna Novy always loved the Russian River Valley for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, first as still wines, and now as Sparkling Wine.

Russian River Valley
Wine Type
52% Chardonnay and 48% Pinot Noir
Age of vines
Average 15 years
Agricultural Practices
Soil type
Drip irrigation as needed. Harvested by hand. Goes directly into a bladder press and into a stainless tank for primary fermentation. No oak. After fermentation and settling for 2 months it is racked, cold stabilized, filtered and bottled for secondary fermentation. It aged on the lees in bottle for 3 years before being disgorged, corked, caged, foiled and labeled. The dosage liqueur is made with the base wine and sugar at 1.5 g/L.
130 (9-liter cases)

Beef, duck, lamb, mushrooms.

Reviews and News

2019 Flaunt Russian River Valley Sparkling Brut - 92 PTS - IWR

2019 Flaunt Russian River Valley Sparkling Brut - 92 PTS - IWR

i winereview logo"This crisp Brut offers fresh aromas and flavors of ripe pear and apple with a leesy fresh bread note. It is mouth filling with fresh acidity and has a sense of refinement, finishing long and chalky. Try it with oysters. A blend of 52% Chardonnay and 48% Pinot Noir with 3 years en tirage."

- I-winereview.com (December 2022), 92 pts

Producer Information: Flaunt Wine Company

Flaunt is the latest project from Dianna Novy. The name Flaunt represents Dianna's attitude in life towards fulfilling her wine making dreams. After 23 years of being a co-owner and co-winemaker, this ...
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