Gloria Ferrer Carneros Cuvée
The Carneros Cuvee is our Tête de Cuvée. It represents the best fruit from our 335 acres of estate vineyards as well as our winemaking expertise in the art of blending. With over 9 years en tirage and a minimum of six months on the cork, this decade-old wine is remarkably fresh, rich and complex and represents the ultimate statement of our sparkling house style.
A blend of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay.
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 effervescence.
Aged minimum 9 years.
The nose opens up with red apple and Meyer lemon and is just beginning to show some mature character.
The mouth adds white pear and black cherry with a touch of brioche. The mouthfeel has plenty of structure to hold up the fruit and carries the wine to the mineral finish.
This mature cuvée brings out the richness of fresh Dungeness crab, lobster, caviar, oysters on the half shell or smoked sturgeon. On the sweet side, try a brioche and caramelized pear bread pudding with lemon crème fraîche. For the cheese board, try a wide selection of soft cheeses such as Triple Crème Brie, La Tur or even fresh Chèvre.