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2018 Demi-Sec

2018 Demi-Sec

The Demi-Sec was created with an eye toward 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 fruit forward, subtle and clean.

2018 Demi-Sec

The Demi-Sec was created with an eye toward 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 fruit forward, subtle and clean.

Additional Information

  • Composition100% Chardonnay
  • Aging2 years
  • AppellationCarneros
  • Alcohol12.5%
  • TA0.82 g/100 mL
  • pH3.28
  • Dosage23.8 g/L

The growing season of 2015 brought some challenges to our harvest in the Carneros AVA. The spring caused a very early bud break but fortunately no frost. However, during bloom the weather turned cold and rainy, which resulted in the vines setting a very small crop. Weather through the summer was optimal, without any excessive heat spikes or rain events. Between the small crop, the early bud break and bloom, and the warm summer, the fruit ripened to a near record early harvest. We started picking at the end of July and, while a couple of heat spikes during harvest kept us on our toes, mostly moderate weather allowed us to bring in the fruit at a reasonable rate. With the small crop and good weather, the vines produced grapes with excellent concentration and intense character.