Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs
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 cuvée. 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 cuvées with complexity and clear fruit expression.
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With more than 40 different Pinot and Chardonnay clones planted on the 138ha estate, this traditional-method sparkling (92% Pinot Noir) maintains an admirable consistency that sees fresh red fruit characters mingle with soft citrus and creamy vanilla. Plush and polished mid-palate, the finish has crisp lines and an engaging elegance.
On the one hand fresh and fruity but, on the other, showing a nicely tailored complement of explicit autolysis both on the nose and in the mouth, Gloria Ferrer’s most recent Blanc de Noirs finds a place on the winery’s lengthening roster of bubblies earning enthusiastic “Good Value” recommendation, and, while there are certainly more complex versions to be had, it is a complete and inviting wine that touches all of the Blanc de Noirs bases while showing surprising refinement and polish given its modest price. As in the past, it hints at Rosé in terms of its fruity richness and weight, and it will do double duty as a tasty solo sipper and an agreeable cohort to salmon or chicken dishes alike.
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.