About the wine
We are excited to release our newest vintage of our Demi-Sec sparkling wine! This wine was created with an eye towards the sweeter things in life while maintaining the crispness and acidity you’ve come to love in Gloria Ferrer wines.
This finely balanced, semi-sweet sparkling wine is surprisingly fruit-forward, subtle and clean. Aromas of green apple and pear open on the mouth to peach and clementine with a touch of honey. The generous mouthfeel continues into the long finish with a lingering hint of citrus.
The 2014 growing season got off to an early start with budbreak about two weeks earlier than average. A late winter weather system brought in enough rain to supply the vines through bloom, and mild warm spring weather gave us good fruit set.
The early spring brought on an early harvest with average size yields of excellent fruit. This is looking to be an outstanding vintage.
Grapes are handpicked and transported to the winery in small bins where they are gently whole-cluster pressed to retain the delicate vibrancy and freshness. This wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks at 55-60°F to retain vibrancy and freshness. The winemaking team assembles the final blend from 10 base wines. The wine is then bottled and aged sur-lie in our caves for 22 months before disgorging.
What the winemaker says about the 2014 Demi-Sec…
“The wine begins with Aromas of green apple and pear open on the mouth to peach and clementine with a touch of honey. The generous mouthfeel continues into the long finish with a lingering hint of citrus.” – Steven Urberg, Winemaker
The vivid acidity and stone fruit rich flavors of this unique cuvée, compliments a variety of dishes from sweet to savory. Try with grilled fish tacos with peach jalapeno salsa and avocado or chipotle rubbed barbequed chicken. Peach on the palette combined with brilliant acid, pair well with Meyer lemon cheesecake or peach pudding cake with ginger crème fraiche. Also compliments a wide selection of soft cheeses akin to camembert or La Tur.
More Demi Sec food pairings & recipes on our blog, The Glorious Life.