Today’s Quick Sip is the Gloria Ferrer 2007 Brut Rosé. Gloria Ferrer is located in Sonoma County, California and specializes in sparkling wine made using the méthode traditionelle process (the same wine-making method used in Champagne) as well as (still) Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This selection, a ‘Brut,’ meaning dry (with no perceptible sweetness), is versatile and extremely food friendly. It is the last of my 07s and I have enjoyed this vintage on numerous occasions as an aperitif, with picnic fare, and with both brunch and dinner. I mostly enjoy it with Sunday brunch foods such as smoked salmon, frittatas, and one of my favorites; crab cake benedict. It’s vibrant red fruit character, fine texture, and racy acidity complements those food really well.
Gloria Ferrer 2007 Brut Rosé
Not to sound like a snob or anything, but run-of-the-mill sparkling wine mixed with orange juice doesn’t do much for me or my dish. I’d much rather enjoy a well-made, drier (Brut) or gently sweet (Extra Dry) sparkling wine with the mixture of breakfast and lunch foods you’ll find on a standard brunch menu. And a nice bottle of bubbly does not have to be expensive; it just needs to be good. Lastly, don't reserve the bubbly just for special occasions and holidays. Sparklers are one of the most food-friendliest wines available and deserves a frequent invite to your breakfast, lunch, and dinner table! For further information and where you can find this wine, see my tasting notes below Cheers!
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Review: Gloria Ferrer 2007 Carneros Brut Rosé (SRP $42): This salmon colored Brut Rosé is composed of 92% Pinot Noir and 8% Chardonnay. It offers bright red berry fruit aromas and flavors with citrus undertones and appealing yeasty accents which bolsters its complexity. Fine and persistent palate-cleansing bubbles sweep across the tongue with a racy acidity that sails through to the crisp and refreshing lingering finish. Overall, this is a delightful, nicely textured, sparkling wine to enjoy any time of the year. Whenever you choose to open it is the special occasion! Approximately 2,500 cases of this wine were produced. (Other info: ABV 12.5%, traditional Champagne method) 90 Points. Click here to find this wine.
Mr. "Yummy" Crabcake Benedict
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