Pfeiffer Sparkling Pfizz White


A full, flavoursome sparkling white wine which is refreshingly crisp.






A crown seal has been used on our Pfeiffer Pfizz White to maximise its flavour and freshness, and to eliminate the chances of cork taint.


The Pfeiffer Sparkling Pfizz White is best drunk while young and fresh…for your next celebration.

Vegan Friendly



EC1118 – a traditional yeast used in the production of Champagne


Contains Sulphites

Technical Details

Res. Sugar 2.93g/L
pH 3.21
TA 7.35 g/L
Alcohol 11.5% v/v

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Fruit Sourcing

North East Victoria

Harvest Date

February 2017

Winter and spring 2016 saw rainfall averages well above normal, with heavy rainfall experienced between May and October. This coupled with high water releases into the Murray River system saw our Sunday Creek vineyard and parts of our Carlyle vineyard flooded in late September, into October. This put extreme pressure on the management of the vineyards, as we could not access them for around 4 weeks. Thankfully, summer was relatively dry, with less than average rainfall levels, which helped maintain the fruit quality. Yields were high, with some varieties cropping between 30-50% higher than average. These parcels were bunch thinned at veraison to achieve vine balance, giving good airflow, and reducing the bunch numbers to promote concentrated fruit flavours. A low level of supplementary irrigation was required to maintain good soil moisture levels and canopy health.

Vintage started much later this year, commencing on 2nd March, around 3 weeks later than last year’s early harvest. The first variety to be harvested was our Sunday Creek Frontignac. March saw a continuation of the warm, dry conditions experienced in summer, which allowed for a slow and steady development of sugar and flavor in the fruit, which meant for a slower paced start to the vintage. Three rain events in April saw the pace pick up, leading to the last fruit being harvested on April 28th, being Muscadelle and Muscat from our Sunday Creek vineyard.

Quality is good, with white wines showing lovely delicacy and elegant fruit aromas and flavours, with great natural acidity. Our red wines have terrific colour, with attractive fruit lift, and strong varietal definition. Our Portuguese varieties for our port styles performed very strongly this year, and our Muscats and Topaques show lovely perfume and elegance.

The Chardonnay grapes (from our Sunday Creek Vineyard) were the first white grapes harvested in the season, and were hand-picked and whole bunch pressed to retain delicate fruit flavours and reduce phenolic pick up. The Pinot Noir was harvested later in February, also hand picked and whole bunch pressed to avoid colour pick up. Only the free run juice from each parcel was used for this wine. The juice was racked into a stainless steel tank where it was fermented at 11-12 ºC for approximately 10 days.

At the completion of primary fermentation, the wine was blended, fined and clarified. The wine was then tiraged (where by a secondary fermentation is started in tank, and the fermenting wine is bottled, creating the “pfizz”). The bottled wine remained in contact with its yeast lees until it was disgorged (where the yeast lees are removed from the bottle, and a dosage liqueur is added to top the wine) for immediate sale.

Our 2017 Sparkling Pfizz White is made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, hand picked and whole bunch pressed to retain the freshness and delicacy of the fruit. Made in the traditional method, our Sparkling Pfizz White is matured on its yeast lees in bottle, bringing a gentle creaminess and greater complexity to the palate.

Perfect with canapes

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