2008 Gloria Ferrer Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Brut Rose"
Winery: Gloria Ferrer
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Brut Rose"
Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine
Grape blend: 92% Pinot Noir & 8% Chardonnay
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 3,000
KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: November 5, 2014
Wine Review: The effects of aging a wine can be clearly seen in this splendid Rose. The Gloria Ferrer Brut Rose 2008 has notes of fresh rose petals, dried blood orange rinds, and papaya on the nose. The palate is forward displaying many of the hallmark fruits whose skins are the same color of the wine: raspberries, strawberries, red currant, and cherries. The mid-palate is broken up with medium sized bubbles and a lingering acidity that doesn’t as much as it softens. This has been one of the better rose offerings from Gloria Ferrer. Well done! Pairs well with a fruit salad or salmon. - Nicolay
Winemaker Notes: In crafting an exceptional sparkling Rose, you have to start with great Pinot Noir. Here at Gloria Ferrer, that just happens to be our specialty, and it comes shining through in this gorgeous, almost copper-colored rose. Wild weather in the 2008 growing season caused vines to struggle. However, for the fruit that flourished, that only added to the flavor profile. The 2008 Brut Rose is full-bodied and rich in raspberry and strawberry flavors.
Organic status: not organic
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