Raelyns Roulette: GLORIA FERRER

June 23, 2017


You all know I am no stranger to wine tasting, in fact, I consider myself nearly a master.  I knew exactly how I wanted to enjoy both of these brut champagnes. Before I jump fully in, please allow me to inform you about this winery!

  • Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards is Carneros’ original sparkling wine house, owned and founded by the Ferrer family of Spain. Named for José Ferrer’s wife, Gloria, the winery opened in 1986 in the breezy, now-famous region in southernmost Sonoma County.
  • Thirty years later, with 335 acres under vine, the estate vineyards at Gloria Ferrer is known as experts in the production of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and produce estate grown still and sparkling wines that rival some of the world’s finest. 
  • Gloria Ferrer wines have earned over 500 gold medals and 50 90+ scores in the last 5 years. 
 I am so happy we had planned on waiting to pop open the Brute Rose for our anniversary. Scroll down to see how Chris and I celebrated this new 'Brut Rose." 
This beauty here is their 2013 Blanc De Blancs. I was a little weary before trying it because it is 100% blend of Chardonnay. I will never understand my hate relationship with Chardonnay. Brut it my most favorite of sparkling wines so this did not shy me away from tasting. According to their food pairing suggestion I went ahead and paired this wine with a lemon tart pie (Chris made it, not me, yeah right!). It was sensational! The acidity is only 0.79g/100ml which means zero heartburn for us acidic sensitive people. Gloria Ferrer, you had me at hello.

Chris made us seasoned Salmons paired with shrimp and asparagus. He is a good cook but when he is cooking for his family, he cooks as if he is competing for one of those t.v. reality shows. Landon fell asleep, we sat by the fire place, popped open our sparkling wine,  and simply discussed nothing but silence. We celebrated nine years of love and friendship. 

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