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Ferrer Gloria Sonoma Brut NV

Winemaker's Notes:

The Sonoma Brut has been carefully crafted entirely from hand-harvested Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Over forty different selections of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are planted on our 340-acre estate in the Sonoma Carneros district. It is this viticultural diversity that allows us to consistently produce cuvées with complexity and clear fruit expression. The Brut is dominated by Pinot Noir, a stylistic decision enabling the complex aromatic and palate profile that this red-skinned grape contributes to Brut cuvées. • Whole cluster pressed to avoid bitter compounds • 20 to 25% of the premiere taille or first press, is used to add richness and structure to the base blend. • Juice is naturally settled overnight (débourbage) to encourage a clean fermentation. • Proprietary yeast used for the secondary bottle fermentation provides a delicate house signature from year to year. • The cuvée is a blend of 20 different base wines fermented in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 55 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. • The wine spent a year and a-half en tirage (on the yeast). • Small and numerous bubbles are encouraged by autolysis, the process by which yeast imparts complexity and a yeasty character to the wine. The autolysis particles provide sites for the formation of the mousse. • After disgorgement, the wine was balanced with a dosage of 1.3 g/100 mls.

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Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards:
As the first sparkling wine house in California’s renowned Carneros region, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards was established in 1986. Gloria Ferrer embodies Spanish winegrowing history, time-honored tradition, and centuries-old sustainable practices in creating exceptional sparkling and estate varietal wines blended to pair perfectly with food. With most of our 335-acre estate dedic... Read more
As the first sparkling wine house in California’s renowned Carneros region, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards was established in 1986. Gloria Ferrer embodies Spanish winegrowing history, time-honored tradition, and centuries-old sustainable practices in creating exceptional sparkling and estate varietal wines blended to pair perfectly with food. With most of our 335-acre estate dedicated to Pinot Noir, we are steadfast in our belief that this enigmatic variety brings a timeless grace to our sparkling and estate varietal wines. The Ferrer family’s culture of generosity is expressed in their commitment to high-quality, affordable wines for everyone to enjoy. Celebrate Spain in Sonoma overlooking our Carneros estate vineyards. Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards is the gateway to Sonoma Wine Country, located 40 miles north of San Francisco at the southern tip of the county. While our wines are pure California, our culture is a charismatic blend of vibrant Spanish tradition and casual Sonoma County elegance — providing the ideal entry point for a California wine country experience with a global twist. Guests are encouraged to savor the breathtaking views of Carneros vineyards from our Vista Terrace, while sipping a glass of Gloria Ferrer sparkling or estate varietal wine. Our Sonoma Visitor Center is open every day from 10am - 5pm, with wine service available until 4:45 p.m. Guided winery tours are offered daily at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Cost is $10 per person and includes 2 sparkling wine tastes. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Ferrer Gloria Sonoma Brut

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,256
3.50 5
12/23/2013

Original wine they opened tasting room with in 1986, usually very heavy Pinot, 85% plus Fruity on the nose with hints of vanilla and faint toasted nut character,. with a rather fine mousse, this delivers lemon curd and green apple flavors with with juicy acids, all framed by a little toasty nuttiness and some sweet pie crust accents. Rather fruity, fun and easy to like. 88pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,256
4.40 5
12/23/2013

Four and a half glasses


4.00 5
05/26/2009

Peach and apricot nose, with round fruits bigger on the palate and a hint of sweetness. Good!


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
3.50 5
04/03/2011

A little different then its French cousin. Under a great amount of pressure. Sparkling wine with the smell remnant of champagne. Sweet taste with hints of peach that transitions into a dry and delightful aftertaste. Delicate and a wonderful, but frugal, way to celebrate any occasion. Great deal for the money.


Snooth User: ttutony
407981,093
3.50 5
07/23/2009

Lively, vibrant mousse. Nose of green apples, mineral, and biscuit. Dry but not overly so with a nice acidic edge. Prominent flavors of tart green apples. Crisp and refreshing. 3.5+ out of 5.


Snooth User: scottdseaman
94938176
4.00 5
11/22/2008

90 points Wine Spectator's Sips and Tips: "A delicious mouthful of bubbly. Smooth, rich and creamy, showing layers of black cherry, vanilla and ginger, with a hint of lemon drop. Finishes with a long, refreshing aftertaste of mineral and fruit. Drink now. 93,500 cases made. From California." (10/30/06) THE WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100 LIST The only California sparkling wine on the Top 100 list! - Wine Spectator, December 31, 2004 - January 15, 2005 86 pts Wine Enthusiast, December 2007


Snooth User: enbarry
46118237
5.00 5
10/07/2010

I think this Brut is a phenomenal value. I regularly buy it for "toasting" occasions and it never disappoints!


Snooth User: stormking2
3629422
4.00 5
11/28/2007

Good Value. Citrus flavors, smooth finish.


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External Reviews for Ferrer Gloria Sonoma Brut

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/27/2011

An exceptional value. Round and full-bodied, with rich, ripe apple, pear and honeydew melon flavors. This complex sparkler has a nice touch of yeast and doughy aromas that give it added character, turning creamy with a touch of vanilla. Drink now through 2009. 65,000 cases made. -JL Bronze-gold hue with very active effervescence. White bread, vanilla and light grain aromas. Soft, melded palate of buttered bread and ginger ale flavors complemented by crisp acids. Notes of baked apple and creamy lemon accent the close.


External Review
09/27/2011

Incredibly frothy, persistent mousse. Fresh, delicate, lemon-citrusy character with herbal tones. Nicely balanced on the tart, food- oriented side. Creamy texture.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

WS: 90 Points


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewA delicious mouthful of bubbly. Smooth, rich and creamy, showing layers of black cherry, vanilla and ginger, with a hint of lemon drop. Finishes with a long, refreshing aftertaste of mineral and fruit. Drink now.


External Review
09/15/2009

What a pretty color: off-gold with a trace of copper. Smells fresh and clean, with bread dough, vanilla, and a whiff of smoky raspberry. Full-bodied, with succulent raspberry and cherry flavors; dry and spicy. Finishes lively and a little rough. 92% Pinot Noir and 8% Chardonnay. Best Buy.


External Review
01/29/2009

# 97 TOP 100, 90 PTS WINE SPECTATOR. The non-vintage Gloria Ferrer Brut is an exceptional value; round and full-bodied, with rich, ripe apple, pear and honeydew melon flavors; has a touch of yeast.


External Review
11/21/2010

#78 on 2009 Top 100; Lively and fun to drink, with creamy Asian pear and citrus aromas that lead to crisp, easygoing apple, yeasty cinnamon and mineral flavors. Drink now through 2012. 103,000 cases made. -TF Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. N.V. Ferrer, Gloria Sonoma Brut 750ml


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Delicate pear and floral notes backed by toasty almond. On the palate, one finds lively citrus, toast and apple flavors overlaid with persistent effervescence, a creamy mid-palate and toasty finish.

The Sonoma Brut has been carefully crafted entirely from hand-harvested Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Over forty different selections of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are planted on our 340-acre estate in the Sonoma Carneros district. It is this viticultural diversity that allows us to consistently produce cuvées with complexity and clear fruit expression. The Brut is dominated by Pinot Noir, a stylistic decision enabling the complex aromatic and palate profile that this red-skinned grape contributes to Brut cuvées. • Whole cluster pressed to avoid bitter compounds • 20 to 25% of the premiere taille or first press, is used to add richness and structure to the base blend. • Juice is naturally settled overnight (débourbage) to encourage a clean fermentation. • Proprietary yeast used for the secondary bottle fermentation provides a delicate house signature from year to year. • The cuvée is a blend of 20 different base wines fermented in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 55 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. • The wine spent a year and a-half en tirage (on the yeast). • Small and numerous bubbles are encouraged by autolysis, the process by which yeast imparts complexity and a yeasty character to the wine. The autolysis particles provide sites for the formation of the mousse. • After disgorgement, the wine was balanced with a dosage of 1.3 g/100 mls.

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