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2013 Royal Cuvée

2013 Royal Cuvée

A showcase for our estate vineyard, Gloria Ferrer has been perfecting the Royal Cuvée since we served the first vintage to the King and Queen of Spain in 1987. Royal Cuvée is a perfect balance of Carneros Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that allows for this unique sparkling wine to retain fruit vibrancy and develop layers of complexity from the extended aging of five years.

from $30 - $40
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Gloria Ferrer 2013 Royal Cuvée Sparkling Wine
93

Points
Wine Spectator

2013 Royal Cuvée

A showcase for our estate vineyard, Gloria Ferrer has been perfecting the Royal Cuvée since we served the first vintage to the King and Queen of Spain in 1987. Royal Cuvée is a perfect balance of Carneros Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that allows for this unique sparkling wine to retain fruit vibrancy and develop layers of complexity from the extended aging of five years.

from $30 - $40

Tasting Notes

Aromas of light citrus and red apple with a touch of brioche in the background lead into an explosion of green and red apple flavors on the palate.

The sparkling Cuvée has a creamy mouthfeel with notes of lemon curd that culminate with a lingering full finish.
93
Points
Wine Spectator

“A sumptuous and rich style, with vibrant Asian pear, fresh yeast roll and spiced nut flavors, taking on a steely structure on the long finish.”

Wine Spectator
Food pairings with Royal Cuvée

2013 Royal Cuvée

Food Pairings

The eloquent mixture of ripe apple and citrus on the nose, with a touch of lemon curd on the finish, is the perfect accompaniment for seafood. Oysters on the half shell with a ginger mignonette or classic Maine lobster roll on toasted brioche are foolproof pairings for this reputable Brut. The clean, crisp acidity pairs well with young, ripe triple cream cheeses as well as blue cheeses with honey.

Additional Information

  • Composition67% Pinot Noir & 33% Chardonnay
  • Aging4.5 years
  • AppellationCarneros
  • Alcohol12.5%
  • TA0.76 g/100 mL
  • pH3.06
  • Dosage12.1 g/L

The 2013 growing season in the Sonoma Carneros region began with an early spring that was warm and dry. This beautiful weather continued on through bloom and fruit set was excellent. With the beautiful weather the vines set a very high number of heavy grape clusters. We set new records for our vineyard crew for tons picked in a day, and for our winery for tons pressed in a day. Without any heat spikes or significant rain, all of the fruit was picked at optimal maturity, and it came to the winery in excellent condition to produce outstanding wines.