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Sonoma Brut

Sonoma Brut

Price: $22.00

“90 Points: a festive sparkler, featuring bright aromas of raspberry and baked apple, with balanced, zesty pear, cinnamon and yeast flavors. Drink now.” – Wine Spectator, August 2014

In a word, it’s the Pinot. Yes, there’s about 9% locally grown chardonnay for crispness and vibrancy, but the rest is pure Sonoma County Pinot Noir. The delicate depth, endless montage of flavors and lush feel on the palate. A taste experience usually found only in sparkling wines costing far more. At Gloria Ferrer, Sonoma Brut is our signature blend. We hope you enjoy it as much we enjoy crafting it for you.

Sorry, we cannot ship this bubbly to LA.

  • 90 Points

    Wine Spectator, August 2014

  • 92 Points

    California State Fair 2014

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    DOUBLE GOLD – 2014 Grand Harvest Awards

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    Double Gold – 2013 SF Wine Competition

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    Double Gold – 2013 Sunset Int’l Wine Competition

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    GOLD – 2014 Dallas Morning News

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    GOLD – 2014 San Francisco Chronicle

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    Gold – 2013 International Wine Competition

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Tasting Notes

Delicate pear and floral notes backed by toasty almond. On the palate, one finds lively citrus, toast and apple flavors overlaid with persistent effervescence, a creamy mid-palate and toasty finish.

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Food Affinities

A tremendously versatile wine that is equally delicious with shellfish, crab, roasted chicken or sushi. Seasoning affinities include lemon grass, fennel and white pepper. Look to hard aged and triple creme cheeses with Meyer lemon compote for the cheese course.

About

The Sonoma Brut has been carefully crafted entirely from hand-harvested Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Over forty different selections of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are planted on our 340-acre estate in the Sonoma Carneros district. It is this viticultural diversity that allows us to consistently produce cuvées with complexity and clear fruit expression. The Brut is dominated by Pinot Noir, a stylistic decision enabling the complex aromatic and palate profile that this red-skinned grape contributes to Brut cuvées.

  • Blend

  • 87.9% Pinot Noir, 12.1% Chardonnay
  • Appellation

  • Sonoma County
  • Available Vintages

Winemaking

  • Whole cluster pressed to avoid bitter compounds 20 to 25% of the premiere taille (first press) used to add richness and structure
  • Juice is naturally settled overnight (debourbage) to encourage a clean fermentation
  • Proprietary yeast used for the second fermentation provides a delicate house signature
  • Blend of 20 different base wines fermented in stainless steel tanks at 55F to 60F
  • Wine spent a year and a-half en tirage (on the yeast)
  • Gluten Free
  • Analysis -

  • pH: 3.21,
  • Total Acidity: 0.68g/100 ml,
  • Alcohol: 12.5%,
  • Dosage: 12.8 g/L