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Gloria Ferrer Bl de Blancs NV

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Our Blanc de Noirs is predominantly made from hand-harvested Pinot Noir grapes, the hallmarks of which are a vibrant red fruit character. The creamy palate and rosy hue are a result of a small addition of Vin Gris, which was blended into the base cuvée. Over forty different clones and selections of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are planted on our 340-acre estate in the Sonoma Carneros district. This allows us to consistently produce cuvées with complexity and clear fruit expression. • Whole cluster pressed to avoid bitter compounds • 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 18 different base wines fermented in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 55 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. • Five to seven percent cold-soaked Pinot Noir juice (Vin Gris) is blended into the base wine for color and to establish the creamy notes in the finish. • 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 Gloria Ferrer Bl de Blancs

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,606
3.50 5
12/22/2011

A bit jammy on the nose, with deep notes of carob and dried citrus fruits, orange and grapefruit underpinning the apple and toast aromas. A touch coarse in the mouth and touch obviously sweet on entry, this is rich and meaty with apple flavors that show flashes of dried strawberry and pear fruit, extending over the moderately long finish. Certainly a popularly styled wine. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,606
4.00 5
12/23/2013

8% Chardonnay, seven to eight hours skin contact, Red berry, cherry character on the nose is also a bit earthy and spicy. Starting off with a little raspberry fruit, this has a lovely texture, nice midpalate depth with real red fruit character and hints of tangerine followed by a lemony edge of acidity on the backend which shows hints of of creaminess and sweetness. Very attractive with nice fruity complexity. 89pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,606
4.50 5
12/23/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
3.00 5
04/18/2009

This sparkling wine is soft yet flavorful. Hints of grapefruit and citrus complement its slightly sweet character. Some acidity gives it a finish that is respectable in length.


Snooth User: ttutony
407981,093
3.50 5
04/17/2009

This wine is a faint pink to yellow color in the glass. Delicate berry flavors on the palate. Decent level of dryness with well-defined acidity.


Snooth User: George Parkinson
220047883
3.00 5
07/23/2009

Color-Pale yellow; Nose-Cream, toasty almond; Mouth-apple & Pear; finish-medium buy it, drink it


Snooth User: WineWatcherUSA
33070141
1.50 5
10/22/2007

Interesting ripe fruit (apple, hint of strawberry) on the palate. At 10-15gm of sugar, it is perhaps a bit too sweet. Perhaps in a non-tasting setting (such as a celebration), the sweetness might have not been as noticeable. Beautiful tiny, aggressive, and long-lasting bubbles.


3.50 5
02/07/2014

Slightly Fruity. Good basic sparkling .


Snooth User: yishimcgee
7589455
4.00 5
06/17/2008

Quite a reliable non-vintage. Pleasant bubbles and a light, consistent flavor throughout with hints of strawberry and blackberry.


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External Reviews for Gloria Ferrer Bl de Blancs

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Almost exclusively Pinot Noir, this is a deeply colored, full-bodied wine, rich and crisp in strawberries, lees and vanilla. A touch of Chardonnay adds a refreshing note of lime. Delicious and easy to like, especially at this price.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

A touch of fruit sweetness makes this a gentle, rosy sparkler. It finishes clean and bright. For toasts.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/13/2015

Jammed with bright and festive raspberry and ripe lemon flavors, this offers fresh, easygoing notes of pear, spice and brioche. Drink now.


External Review
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Bronze Medal


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

More full-bodied than the winery's brut, this Pinot Noir-based bubbly also is richer. It's just beautiful in raspberries and strawberries, with brighter touches of lime, and although the wine has a honeyed sweetness, it's zesty acidity makes it finish dry.


External Review
10/06/2009

90 POINTS - BEST VALUE SELECTIONBright copper hue. Attractive bouquet of sliced apple honey and citrus scents. Full rich flavors of apple banana and pecan. Lasting fruit impressions with a like of butternut and honey in the finish.- The Wine News December/January 2004-0591 pts Wine Enthusiast December 2007


External Review
11/09/2012

Bright strawberry and black cherry aromas with subtle vanilla highlights. Creamy cherry, lemon and cola flavors combine with a lush palate, small, lively bubbles and a persistent finish.


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Bright strawberry and black cherry aromas with subtle vanilla highlights. Creamy cherry, lemon and cola flavors combine with a lush palate, small, lively bubbles and a persistent finish.

Our Blanc de Noirs is predominantly made from hand-harvested Pinot Noir grapes, the hallmarks of which are a vibrant red fruit character. The creamy palate and rosy hue are a result of a small addition of Vin Gris, which was blended into the base cuvée. Over forty different clones and selections of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are planted on our 340-acre estate in the Sonoma Carneros district. This allows us to consistently produce cuvées with complexity and clear fruit expression. • Whole cluster pressed to avoid bitter compounds • 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 18 different base wines fermented in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 55 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. • Five to seven percent cold-soaked Pinot Noir juice (Vin Gris) is blended into the base wine for color and to establish the creamy notes in the finish. • 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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