Gloria Ferrer 1996 Carneros Cuvée
Ferrer family is a force to be reckoned with in the Spanish
wine business, dating back to 1914, with the Freixenet brand.
Although they imported their sparkling wines to this side
of the Atlantic, José Ferrer began searching for
a vineyard in California
to bring his family’s legacy to the United States.
Named after his wife, Gloria Ferrer winery opened in 1986
in the Carneros hills of Sonoma County, complete with Spanish-style
architecture and vistas reminiscent of the family’s
home in Catalonia, Spain.
Our weekly offering represents the fine sparkling wine that
Gloria Ferrer set out to produce in the New World, and according
to our noses and palates, we think they have succeeded.
Uncorking the eye-catching bottle unleashes an array of
flavors. Things Asian come to mind like ginger; and from
Zealand, kiwi. A strong backbone and robust character
is delivered by a dominance of Pinot
Noir. It has the right age, but it will remain fresh
and explosive for some time to come. You can drink it by
itself, of course, but you’ll be surprised to experience
how well it behaves at the table. Sushi would work perfectly
with this Cuvée, but chicken and veal would be a
pleasant pairing as well.
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