A traditional method sparkling made from 100% fiano, with no acid additions or dosage, which spent 15 months on lees. The cuvee name is from the Roman goddess of good luck and happiness Felicitas. In ancient Roman culture felicitas (from the Latin adjective felix, "fruitful, blessed, happy, lucky") is a condition of divinely inspired productivity, a quality expressing the close bonds between religion and agriculture.
The 2014 Chalmers Felicitas sits somewhere between a premium dry prosecco and a blanc de blanc in style, it has a distinctly Italianate palate with the savouriness and texture you would expect from fiano. Made using traditional methods, this sparkling Fiano shows aromas of lemon, lime, pear and grapefruit. The palate is creamy and crisp with flinty minerality and great length.
GI: Heathcote, Victoria