Lot #34 GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VINEYARDS

EMERALD BARRICA

Sparkling Wine
  • Carneros

2020
10 CASES

ABOUT THE WINE:

The 2020 vintage marked the first exploration of barrel-aged sparkling wine for Gloria Ferrer. The Emerald Cuvée was the first wine released when the winery opened in 1986. In honor of their very first wine and inspired by new beginnings, the “Emerald Barrica” barrel auction lot is one of two variations of their first barrel-aged sparkling wine.

Harry Hansen, then the assistant winemaker, was part of the winemaking team that released the first Emerald Cuvée. He has officially returned as the Senior Vice President of Winemaking and Winegrowing for Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards and has begun to explore a collection of innovative wines to push the boundaries of sparkling wine production. He crafts high-quality, traditional method sparkling wines, making them food-friendly and vibrant.

“Emerald Barrica” is slightly sweet and fresh with the perfect blend of structure and flavor contributed by the equal parts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It has a creamy texture and hints of vanilla and oak from the barrel age.

WINEMAKER(S): Harry Hansen

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: February 2022
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: November 2022

National Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY, Washington, DC

International Distribution: Please inquire for more information.

A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.