Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs NV | A steal at this price
Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs NV is predominantly made from hand-harvested Pinot Noir grapes, the hallmarks of which are a vibrant red fruit character. The Rosé Sparkling Wine presents a creamy palate and rosy hue. While, a small addition of Vin Gris, adds bright strawberry and black cherry aromas with subtle vanilla highlights. In addition, creamy cherry, lemon and cola flavors combine with a lush palate, small, lively bubbles, and a persistent finish.
High Praise for A Rosé Sparkling Wine
90 Points Wine Spectator | Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs NV is vibrantly floral strawberry and gingerbread aromas pair with crisp red apple and spice flavors that bounce along the finish. Drink now.
90 Points Wine Enthusiast | There’s a lot going on for the price in this honeyed, rich blush wine. Pinot Noir gives hints of strawberries, while Chardonnay contributes limes and oranges. The result is a smooth, crisp sipper for drinking now.
90 Points Connoisseurs’ Guide | 92% Pinot Noir; 8% Chardonnay. This engaging, nicely crafted Blanc de Noirs does an exceptionally nice job at being fruity and fresh. It’s moderately yeasty all at the same time. It smacks mildly of juicy cherries while showing plenty of creamy autolysis and is enlivened by perky acidity and a full, frothy mousse. It stands out from its similarly priced, large-production cousins and is an out and out steal when found at a discount as it routinely is.
90 Points Wine & Spirits | This isn’t complex, but something about its sweet, sunny fruit and gentle precision feels properly Californian. The texture is soft and polished, lasting on a clean chamomile scent that will keep you coming back for more.
Gloria Ferrer Winery
So, over forty different clones and selections of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are planted on our 340-acre estate in the Sonoma Carneros district. While this allows us to consistently produce cuvées with complexity and clear fruit expression. The Blanc de Noirs is a distinctive blend of 92% Pinot and 8% Chardonnay. this light-bodied sparkling wine displays a slight pink color, resulting from a special pressing technique.
Gloria Ferrer is the offspring of a powerful parent: Freixenet of Spain, the world’s largest producer of sparkling wine. Drawn to the promise of California, Freixenet established a California winery, naming it after the wife of Freixenet’s president. The winery in Carneros is one of the best stops in all of Wine Country. Visit the aging caves carved into the hillside. And enjoy the sun-splashed deck while noshing on roasted almonds and sipping bubbly. Wines produced are Blanc de Noir, Brut, Brut Rose, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Rose.