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Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Va de VI NV

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This wine was exquisitely crafted with hand-harvested grapes of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from our favorite Sonoma Vineyards. This viticultural diversity allows us to consistently produce cuvées with complexity and pure fruit expression. Grapes are whole-cluster pressed to avoid bitter compounds. Using 20% to 25% of the first press (première taille) adds richness and structure to the blend. Proprietary yeast for the secondary bottle fermentation provides a delicate house signature. The cuvée ferments in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 55 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and spends a year and a half aging on the yeast (en tirage).

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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 Caves & Vineyards Va de VI

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,799
3.50 5
12/23/2013

Sourdough, pollen, and ice cream grave the nose layered over a base of melonny fruit. Noticeably sweet on entry,then a little spicy in the mouth with hints of honeysuckle, peach, and creamy melon fruit that leads to a lightly sweet finish. The muscat shows up more obviously on the finish. Easy to understand, easy to like. 87pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,799
4.40 5
12/23/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Sara Weinbrom
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3.50 5
02/01/2013

Great balance with a little sweetness


External Reviews for Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Va de VI

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Soft and creamy, with fresh, appealing kiwifruit, tropical fruit and yeasty spice flavors.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A good sparkling wine, a bit scoury around the edges, but nice and dry, with a fancy finish. Shows crisp flavors of yeasty lees, limes, lemons, vanilla and smoke.


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

This is full, rich and round, with refreshing bubbles that counter the sweetness of the fruit. The flavors have a slightly green edge. Suited to a seafood terrine.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

A nice everyday sparkler. Itandrsquo;s a little sweet and very forward in lime and strawberry flavors, with the yeast and toast complications of a fine sparkling wine.



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VA de VI is the stylish new méthode champenoise sparkling wine that celebrates our Spanish heritage. This ultra-premium cuvée adds new dimension to our house style. Elegant and refreshing, dry but not too dry, VA de VI is a classic blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with just a trace of Muscat. VA de VI captures the exuberant aromas and luscious flavors of perfectly ripened fruit and reveals them throughout a long, soft finish. The wine offers abundant aromas of ripe apple, Asian pear and Bing cherries amid enticing yeasty tones. On the palate, rich flavors of ripe peach, Meyer lemon, fresh berries and vanilla join with creamy textures in a lasting finish.

This wine was exquisitely crafted with hand-harvested grapes of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from our favorite Sonoma Vineyards. This viticultural diversity allows us to consistently produce cuvées with complexity and pure fruit expression. Grapes are whole-cluster pressed to avoid bitter compounds. Using 20% to 25% of the first press (première taille) adds richness and structure to the blend. Proprietary yeast for the secondary bottle fermentation provides a delicate house signature. The cuvée ferments in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 55 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and spends a year and a half aging on the yeast (en tirage).

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 12% pH: 3.3
Total Acidity: 0.75 grams per liter

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