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2011 Carneros Cuvée

2011 Carneros Cuvée

The Carneros Cuvée is our Tête de Cuvée. It represents the best fruit from our 335 acre estate as well as our winemaking expertise in the art of blending. This special cuvée is only produced in select vintage
years. With over eight years en tirage and a minimum of six months on the cork, this decadeold wine is remarkably fresh, rich, and complex. It represents the ultimate statement of our iconic sparkling house style.

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Gloria Ferrer 2011 Carneros Cuvée - Wine Bottle

2011 Carneros Cuvée

The Carneros Cuvée is our Tête de Cuvée. It represents the best fruit from our 335 acre estate as well as our winemaking expertise in the art of blending. This special cuvée is only produced in select vintage
years. With over eight years en tirage and a minimum of six months on the cork, this decadeold wine is remarkably fresh, rich, and complex. It represents the ultimate statement of our iconic sparkling house style.

Tasting Notes

Rich aromas of beeswax with lovely toasted almond and lemon curd speak to the complexity of this beautiful wine.

White nectarine, quince, and rich baked apple flavors coat your tongue with a velvety lushness. Caramel crème brûlée meets you at the finish followed by saline minerality under rich fruit.

Additional Information

  • Composition55% Pinot Noir & 45% Chardonnay
  • Aging8 years on the yeast
  • AppellationCarneros
  • Alcohol12.5%
  • TA 0.71 g/mL
  • pH3.28
  • Dosage12.0 g/L

Vintage 2011 gave us the smallest yields in the history of our vineyards. A long cool growing season delayed harvest by as much as two weeks. This long growing season provided extra “hang time” giving the fruit more time to develop flavor and concentration and substantial mature tannins.