THE PROCESS OF
The Flaunt 2019 Russian River Valley Brut was produced using the traditional French method, méthode Champenoise. The base wine of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay was made from hand harvested grapes which were gently pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine was bottled for secondary fermentation and aging en tirage by the end of 2019. The wine aged sur lie for three years, it was gradually riddled and finally disgorged in October 2019. The dosage is 1.5g/L, giving this Sparkling Wine the Brut classification. The alcohol is 12.5 percent and the acidity is a crisp level at 3.09pH.
“I AM THANKFUL THAT I CAN MAKE THE WINES
THAT I ADORE AND STILL HAVE THE BEST OF MYSELF
TO SHARE WITH THOSE THAT I LOVE!”
– DIANNA NOVY –
I come from a close knit family, born and raised on a farm in a small town called Ennis near the big city lights of Dallas, Texas. I earned a degree in Marketing from Stephen F. Austin State University. My first job after college was at Neiman Marcus in Dallas where I was hired to work in the Epicure Department. It was there that I developed an interest in fine wine and made the decision to leave my beloved Texas and move out to California to learn everything that I could about wine making and start a winery.
In 1994, I made the move out to the Russian River Valley of California and I built two wine businesses, Siduri Wines and Novy Family Winery. As co-owner and co-winemaker, I wore every hat imaginable at the winery. In 23 years I went from producing 104 cases to 30,000 annually. Siduri Wines and Novy Family Winery were two wildly successful brands. In 2015, I sold both brands to Jackson Family Wines. I am very proud of every experience I had from those two wine brands, but it was time for me to get back to making wines that I love on a much smaller scale.
I am also the proud mother of three pretty cool kids. With the oldest being born in 1999, I have been balancing the winemaker/mother role for quite a while. It definitely helps that my kids, Christian, Amber and Truett are so awesome!
I am thankful that I can make the wines that I adore and still have the best of myself to share with those that I love. This is what Flaunt is all about. This is my time to shine!
This 2019 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. I have always loved the Russian River Valley for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, first as still wines, and now as Sparkling Wine.