Gloria Ferrer’s Flagship Sparkling Wine

2005 Carneros Cuvée

Late Disgorged

About the wine

The Carneros Cuvée is Gloria Ferrer’s flagship Tête de Cuvée sparkling wine. It is a made from the most premium estate fruit from our 335-acre Carneros vineyard. With over 9 years en tirage and a minimum of six months on the cork, this twelve year old wine is remarkably fresh, rich and complex and represents the ultimate statement of our sparkling house style.

This effervescent sparkling wine opens with floral notes with Asian pear and honeyed apple lead to a lush mouthfeel with some mineral character and a hint of brioche continue on to a long crisp finish.

The 2005 vintage began with a very cool, wet spring that slightly delayed bud break and bloom. A mild, sunny and dry summer further slowed the season, and temperatures through September and into October remained below 100°F. As a consequence a longer than normal period between veraison and harvest provided true hang time.

Production: 2,000 cases
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What the critics say…

“A rich and decadent style, with bold aromas of Asian pear and warm brioche that open to crisp yet luscious and succulent flavors of baked apple, lemon custard and spice. Drink now.”– 93 pts: TIM FISH, WINE SPECTATOR INSIDER (2016)

 

93Wine Spectator Insider (2016)

91 (2)Robert Parker (2016)

Best of Show Sparkling,
Double Gold (2016)

San Diego International Wine Comptetition

Best of Show, Gold (2016)

Double Gold (2016)

Food Pairing

Carneros Cuvée Food Pairing

Great pairing with any type of seafood, from raw oysters or sashimi to cracked crab, caviar, steamed mussels, smoked salmon and lobster. Also excellent with cream based risotto, roast chicken and the complex delicacy of artisan goat cheese. Seasoning affinities include lemon zest, toasted pine nuts and sweet fennel.

More Carneros Cuvee food pairings & recipes on our blog, The Glorious Life.