Gloria Ferrer Royal Cuvée Brut 2007


SKU 205


A showcase for our estate vineyard, Gloria Ferrer has been perfecting the Royal Cuvée since we served the first vintage to the King and Queen of Spain in 1987. Only the first pressing of select Carneros grapes is used to craft this wine. Then the wine is aged in our underground caves for over eight years with a predominant blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The wine opens with green apple, citrus and honey on the nose. This continues into the mouth adding black cherry and brioche with Asian pear. The mouse is fine-textured and creamy. Light mineral character and Meyer lemon continue into a long, crisp finish. This 2007 blend benefited from a late harvest and long hang time which produced fully flavored fruit with excellent acidity.
Category Sparkling Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Carneros
Brand Gloria Ferrer
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastThe later disgorging of this wine made from 67% Pinot Noir and 33% Chardonnay has given it a complexity of texture and flavor that's compelling, an older golden-apple and dried apricot sensibility that's intriguing on the nose and palate. Sizzling acidity makes for a crisp, dry wine, with lengthy finish.

Virginie Boone, December 31, 2015
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorRich and creamy, showing an appealing touch of age, with notes of brioche, candied ginger and lemon tart that linger on the long and yeasty finish. Drink now. 4,500 cases made.

Tim Fish, December 15, 2015
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateThe 2007 Sparkling Royal Cuvée Late Disgorged, which was created for King Juan Carlos in 1987, is a more flowery and perfumed, mineral-laced sparkling wine, which is always kept at least five years on its lees of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This good, high-quality sparkling wine is fresh, with tiny pinpoint bubbles and loads of aromatics. Drink it over the next several years.

Robert Parker, March 2016