Gloria Ferrer Va de Vi

Non-Vintage from Sonoma County, California

Price: $22.00 $18.95
Save $3.05 (14%)
Item No. 91084
  • WS89
  • WE89
  • CG89
Alcohol By Volume: 12.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Va de Vi is a versatile accompaniment to savory hors d'oeuvres like paté or potstickers, delicious with spicy Indian or Thai cuisine, and pairs wonderfully with fruit-based desserts like pound cake with fresh berries, pear or apple tarts. Try it with fresh chèvre, brie or other semi-soft cheeses.

Blend: 89% Pinot Noir, 8% Chardonnay & 3% Muscat

Critical Acclaim

"This vibrant wine is loaded with spicy apple-cinnamon aromas, plus accent of lemon curd, toasted nuts and anise. The finish blends a hint of sweetness with crisp acidity. Drink now. 6,143 cases made."
89 Points

"This is basically the same as Gloria's brut, only they added some Muscat and made it a little sweeter. With sugared rapberry, lime, orange and brioche flavors, made brisk with acidity, it will satisfy those who like some plumpness in their sparkling wines."
89 Points

"The intentional blending in of Muscat plus a noticeable bit of sweetness on the palate make Va de Vi a different wine from the traditional French model of crackling austerity. This one is far more of a solo sipper or a mate to Asian or savory bits, and as such, its mix of bright acidity with pear and green apple fruitiness makes it unique in its own right. It is aromatic, energetic and full of creamy bubbles on the palate-and so easy to enjoy."
89 Points

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Rating:
(12/20/2011)
went to GF for wine tasting with east coast friends - the Va de Vi was my absolute favorite - it was the perfect sparkling wine to celebrate a milestone b-day with friends. crisp, gd flavor but not too sweet. a nice balance.
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Learn About Gloria Ferrer Map ItMap It

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 in 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.

Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Non-Vintage

Non-Vintage Most Champagne you encounter will be NV, or non-vintage. This is because the base wine is a blend of wine from multiple vintages. In producing non-vintage wines, Champagne houses strive to keep the taste consistent year by year, and non-vintage wine provides the winemakers flexibility in blending, ensuring a constant style each year. Non-vintage Champagne...

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