Gloria Ferrer Brut Rose Methode Traditionnelle Pinot Noir Chardonnay, 2015
$284.08 / case(12)
Wine notes the brut rose 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. Sparkling wine aficionados around the world admire well-crafted rose for its beautiful color unique fruit character and great versatility in pairing with food. The aromas and flavors of this brut rose are strongly influenced by a dominance of pinot noir in the blend while the chardonnay contributes structure to the long finish. Tasting notes this wine opens with bright strawberry and red cherry on the nose. The red fruit continues on to the mouth adding notes of creme brûlee meyer lemon and green apple. The mouthfeel is delicate with a creamy mousse. The fruit keeps on giving all the way to the finish wrapping up with a touch of miner winemaking process grapes are handpicked and transported to the winery in small bins where they are gentl,,wine~sparkling wines – us~united states~~california~family:gloria,nv,y,,n 520,003329311800,1gloria ferrer blanc de noirs pinot noir chardonnay [usa],750ml,,18. 52,199. 96,12,,n,”tasting notes 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 cuvee. 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 cuvees with complexity and clear fruit expression. Tasting notes bright strawberry and black cherry aromas with subtle vanilla highlights. Creamy cherry lemon and cola flavors combine with a lush palate lively bubbles and a persistent finish. Food pairings outstanding with crab thai cuisine roast pork quail foie gras or semi-sweet desserts. Seasoning affinities include star anise plum sauce and tarragon. Look to triple aged gouda or hard aged cheeses with persimmons and hazelnuts for the cheese course. Winemaking whole cluster presse,,wine~sparkling wines – us~usa~~california~family:gloria,nv,y,white,n 520,003329311840,1gloria ferrer anniversary cuvee pinot noir chardonnay [united states],750ml,,34. 73,375. 03,12,,n,”wine notes this limited edition sparkling wine is produced from our estate vineyards in the carneros region of sonoma california. Everything about the wine is carefully chosen from the hand-picked chardonnay and pinot noir grapes to the time honored methode traditionnelle of resting the bottles in our caves. Winemaking notes grapes are handpicked and transported to the winery in small bins where they are gently whole-cluster pressed to retain the delicate vibrancy and freshness. Only the first press with the most delicate flavors and aromas is used for this wine that is fermented in stainless steel tanks at 55-60°f. After 6 months of first fermentation the winemaking team assembles the final blend from 14 wine lots. The wine is then bottled and aged on the lees for 5 years to develop complexity and effervescenc. Tasting notes this wine displays aromas of asian pear and ripe apple with a touch of honey and vanilla. The mouth is greeted with a rich and creamy mousse and the,,wine~sparkling wines – us~united states~~california~family:gloria, ,y,,n 520,003329311850,1gloria ferrer blanc de blanc – sparkling [usa],750ml,,17. 67,190. 86,12,,y,opening to a distinct toasty character. Elegant flavors of pear and white chocolate and a brisk fine mousse frame the silky mouthfeel. The wine’s unique personality expands through the prolonged finish. The bouquet is reminiscent of asian pear amd orange blossom,,wine~sparkling wines – us~usa~~carneros~family:gloria,vt,y,white,n 600,003329319100,1windvane chardonnay [united states],750ml,,38. 73,409. 01,12,,n,”background windvane was created as an homage to the wind that contributes to the unique character of the wines of western carneros. After working with the same vineyards for years winemaker steven urberg was intrigued by some of the windiest vineyard blocks on the estate. The wines coming from these wind-blown vines are concentrated with great depth of fruit and a generous mouthfeel. Windvane is selected from the most expressive parcels throughout our 335 acres of estate vineyards in the carneros region of northern california. Our unique property has an east facing exposure with a mountain range directly alongside the west side of the vineyards. The mountains provide altitude shallow rocky soils shade from the intense afternoon sun and they also serve to funnel the intense pacific coast breezes directly onto the vineyards. We select vines from the steepest rockiest areas of the vineyards where the soils are very thin and the vines are challenged throughout the growing season. Th,,wine~us chardonnay~united states~~california~,2015,y,white,n 670,003329319101,1windvane estate grown pinot noir [united states],750ml,,52. 62,555. 66,12,,n,the pinot noir grapes from individual vineyard lots were gently hand harvested at night into small 30# picking boxes in order to bring the fruit into the winery intact and cold. They were then destemmed lightly crushed and cold-soaked in small fermentation tanks holding 3 to 10 tons each for two days to extract color and flavors. During fermentation the grape skins were punched down or wine was pumped over one to three times per day determined by taste to fine tune the extraction of the skins. When optimal extraction was achieved after 10 days the free run wine was promptly drained from the skins and seeds and transferred to barrels for aging. Only the free run wine was used in this blend. The wine rested in our barrel caves in french oak barrels (46% new) for 9 months before the wine was bottled in july of 2016. Tasting notes: the nose is greeted with intense blackberry and black cherry fruit with spice and a touch of toasty oak. The mouthfeel is big but silky and builds on the
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