Foyt No. 1 takes its name from the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans race, which was won by A.J. Foyt and co-driver Dan Gurney in the No. 1 Ford GT40 Mark IV. The team dominated the 24-hour race, leading all but 90 minutes.
The historic triumph signified the only time that an all-American team won the international classic with an all-American designed and built car.
The victory celebration was forever changed that day when Gurney sprayed the Champagne instead of drinking it. Captured on film, that gesture became a motorsports tradition which continues to this day.
WHAT YOU'LL TASTE
Complex layers of Honeycrisp apple and pear mix with toasted brioche and honeycomb. A creamy and velvety palate shows stone fruits such as ripe nectarine with delicate floral notes finishing with bright acidity.
Appellation: Napa Valley
Harvest date: September 2016
Release date: May 2018
Production: 168 cases
Alcohol: 12%, pH 3.1
PAIRING THIS WINE
This sparkling wine is a great match for a variety of food pairings from oysters, calamari, shellfish, and fresh green salads. Also a playful match for Asian dishes and salty, deep fried foods.
Blanc de Blancs
Napa Valley Sparkling Wine
1967 FORD Mark IV
Drivers: A.J. Foyt, Dan Gurney
No.1 -1967 Mark IV Specifications:
Tires are 10.30x15 front, 12.35x15 rear.
Engine is V-8, DOHC, with aluminum cylinder
heads and two 4-barrel carburetors
Bore: 4.23 in.
Stroke: 3.79 in.
Displacement: 427 cubic inches,
540 horsepower at 7000 rpm.
Weight: 2653 lbs
Top speed: 220 mph