Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2005
Crafted exclusively from hand-harvested Chardonnay, the 2005 Blanc de Blancs represents the synergy of careful grape growing, artisan cellar practices and the winemaker's blending skill. Blanc de Blancs is prized among sparkling wine connoisseurs because of the rich textural qualities, complex aromas, elegance and promising aging potential that Chardonnay provides. • Whole-cluster pressed for delicacy • Fermented in stainless steel tanks at temperatures of 55F to 60F to retain vibrancy and freshness • This cuvee is a blend of eight base wines • More than three years cellar aging on the yeast developed great complexity and lasting effervescence
External Reviews for Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Champagne Blanc de Blancs
Gloria Ferrer is one of the most respected sparkling wine producers in California. This Blanc de Blanc is 100% Chardonnay. Flavors of baked apples and crisp citrus combine with a soft nuttiness that makes this wine irresistible. Not quite as dry as a Brut, it is very appealing to Champagne drinkers of all ages!
Made from 100% Chardonnay, the non-vintage Blanc de Blancs offers notes of white currants, green apple skins and flowers, medium body, good finesse, small bubbles, and a dry, bright, zesty finish. Drink it over the next year.
Fresh and supple, with creamy citrus and white chocolate aromas and crisp lemon, baked apple and spice flavors that linger. Drink now through 2012.
A good, rich bubbly, elegant and easy to drink, with a scoury texture framing flavors of limes, brioche and vanilla.
Food Pairings for Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Champagne Blanc de Blancs
An abundant mousse and enticing aromas of delicate orange blossoms, ripe Gravenstein apple, vanilla and brioche announce this elegant Blanc de Blancs. Its full, creamy entry on the palate reveals complex flavors of ripe pear, lemon meringue and hints of white chocolate along with mineral notes that persist on a fresh, lasting, precisely balanced finish.