2007 Blanc de Blancs
Made exclusively from hand-harvested Chardonnay, our 2007 Blanc de Blancs is the superb result of meticulous grape growing, artisanal cellar practices and our winemaker’s considerable blending skills. Blanc de Blancs is prized among sparkling wine connoisseurs for the rich textural qualities, complex aromas and flavors, elegance and solid aging potential that Chardonnay offers.
An effervescent mousse effuses mouthwatering aromas of crisp granny smith apple, lemongrass and vanilla crème from this elegant wine. On the palate, the wine is full and creamy yet clean and refreshing, with a lively mineral notes on a fresh, well balanced and dry finish.
A mild, frost-free spring with below average rainfall produced slightly early bud break. Bloom finished in May, undisturbed by rain or heat. Although clusters and berries were small, cluster counts were high, allowing thinning to desired crop levels. Three 100-degree-plus days at the end of August were followed by nearly four weeks of moderate temperatures. Long hang time with heat spikes produced a cool, orderly harvest with no dehydration or dimpling of the berries. The fruit was sound, ripe and small-berried with dark color, concentrated flavors and excellent acidity – all in all, an outstanding vintage.
TOP 100 WINES OF 2012
San Francisco Chronicle, December 2012
"The vintage was a very good one for Gloria Ferrer and specially for their Chardonnay, which forms the basis of this bottling. It's a rich sparkler, dryish and elegant, with flavors of lime, pear, dough, honey and vanilla."
- Wine Enthusiast, December 2012
2012 Gold Medals
LA International Wine Competition
A delicious pairing with seared scallops, grilled swordfish or salmon with chardonnay cream sauce. For the cheese course try triple cream brie, fontina or a soft goat cheese. This wine has the structure, complexity and acidity to pair with an entire menu.
Blend: 100% Carneros Chardonnay