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Kim Crawford Fizz Methode Traditionnelle 2009 Wine Review

Kim Crawford Fizz Methode Traditionnelle 2009

Kim Crawford Fizz Methode Traditionnelle 2009

Marlborough, New Zealand

Community Score: 4.5/5

Community Reviews: 12

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Price: $30.00

Drink: 2013-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Sparkling Wine

Winery: Kim Crawford

Agent: Constellation Brands Inc.

Product: 381236

Product: 765776

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Natalie's Score: 92/100

All the grapes for this sparkling wine come from the Marlborough region. It's crisp and clean with lovely notes of green melon and green apple. Perfect as an aperitif or companion to seafood and vegetarian dishes. The winemaker Anthony calls 2009 a terrific vintage.

This was reviewed June 13, 2015 by

Reviews and Ratings

Malcolm Lamont - WSET Adv, CSW rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Uncorking the Kim Crawford tasting with Anthony Walkenhorst, with their brand new Small parcels Sparkling wine.

Rich ripe tropical fruit and citrus from this Pinot Noir / Chardonnay blend, with biscuity complexity being added by the 42 months of lees exposure this wine has seen.

Beautifully balanced on the palate, with a really nice Fizzz or small well populated bubbles.

A beautiful wine, can't wait to see it at the LCBO!

Tasted October 2, 2013
Steve Kubota rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:


Varietal composition: 60% Pinot Noir 40% Chardonnay
Appellations: Marlborough, NZ; Castle Cliffs, Brooklands; and Hay Vineyards
Vintage: 2009
Time on Lees in bottle: 42 months
Alcohol: 12%
Sugar: 8.0 g/l
Acid: 6.6 g/l
pH: 3.09

Small Parcels:

Small Parcels are micro-cuvees representing the very best of what New Zealand’s pristine, cool-climate vineyards can produce. They often reflect specific site, expressing a unique terroir in a special way. Each wine is rare, handcrafted, world-class gem for enthusiasts and collectors.


Felicity Nelson, the legendary personality who hosts all of our New Zealand vineyard and winery visitors, is so bubbly and vivacious she goes by the nickname “Fizz.” Our Methode Traditionnelle is a tribute to her individuality, vigor and quirky sophistication.

My Tasting Notes:

I tasted the 2009 Small Parcels Fizz at a New Zealand Bubbly and Chardonnay promotion. These sparkling and Chardonnay wines were chosen by an astute panel of industry experts in New Zealand to help showcase the best of the best for each category.

The Fizz was tasted with five other vintage and non-vintage sparkling wines. The Fizz was high up on sparkling wine chart and for good reason. This is a classy sparkling wine filled with citrus and yeasty aromas, clean crisp apple, lemon and minerals on the palate. There is an elegance wine reminding me of a few of more expensive Champagnes from France. The Fizz is an excellent wine that’s great on its own or paired with any soft cheese and baguette or with raw oysters.

Tasted on May 14th, 2015
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Another Small Parcels premium product from Kim Crawford in NZ. This 2009 KC "Fizz" methode traditionnelle sparkling wine is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Marlborough. It spent 42 months on its lees and the depth of flavour reflects that. Loaded with delicate orchard fruit notes and flavours, fresh baked bread, incredible minerality (making it exceptionally food friendly), delicate micro bubbles all makes this a terrific and affordable alternative to vintage Champagne. A wine I'd recommend buying by the case and watching it evolve over the years. Tasted October 2013. 91 points. Matt Steeves - www.nataliemaclean.com
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

It's always time for a glass of fizz. Today I discovered Kim Crawford Fizz Methode Tradtionelle. This is a great sparkler to bring out any time you feel like celebrating Life! With apple and citrus notes, it is made from 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay.
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A beautiful start to lunch featuring Kim Crawford wines. Plentiful bubbles wash the palate. Tree fruit, melon, bakers yeast, citrus on the nose and palate. Clean, crisp acidity. Lovely on it's own. Look forward to it's arrival at LCBO stores and at approx $30 is good value for this stunner. Clink!
Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Lots of flavor here, green apple, melon, peaches- and wonderful mouthfeel. Niice bubbles and would be divine with garlic shrimps or baked balsamic kale chips! Yum! Great vintage - for this product!
Mark Cochrane Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

It was a real pleasure to be one of the first people in Ottawa to sample the Kim Crawford Fizz Methode Traditionelle 2009. A light effervescent blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay makes a nice crisp sparkling wine with flavours of citrus, apple and some biscuit. A nice alternative to a Cava or Presecco
Martha Kelly AIWS - CS rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

This New World traditional method sparkling wine tastes of citrus and green tree fruit with a refreshing mouth-mouthfeel from the lively mousse.
Enjoy now with your favourite appetizers to set the mood for your celebration.
Date tasted: October 2014.
Dan Carkner reviewed this wine as follows:

60% Pinot noir, 40% Chardonnay, vinified in the traditional method.
Small production and careful vinification result in a balanced wine sure to please bubbly fans. Classic aromas of Asian pear and bruised apple are complemented by chalky minerality and yeasty notes. Fine bubbles and flavors of cooked orchard fruit persist through the finish.
A dry style sparkler well aged on its lees (42 months!) this offering is fantastic as an apperatif but is just in time to pair with fall fare featuring roasted apple and pear.
This stunning wine exhibits refined citrus, apple aromas with brioche complexity, while the palate displays wonderful finesse and a silken texture

Source: Agent (Constellation Brands Inc.)

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