WINEMAKER(S)
Steven Urberg

2018 AUCTION LOT NO. 10

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VINEYARDS
LD MMI

Sparkling Wine, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Multiple Vineyards
Carneros, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
2001
5 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards embodies winegrowing history, time-honored tradition and centuries-old winemaking practices in creating exceptional sparkling wines. Thirty years of experience has provided this iconic winery with great insight into its estate vineyards. The team’s dedication to continual research has provided a blueprint for matching specific clones with soil types in order to meet a level of vine balance that produces distinctive fruit qualities. It is a constant exploration and a puzzle that provides outstanding results and special discoveries when all of the elements come together.

LD MMI is a late-disgorged sparkling wine from the 2001 harvest—Winemaker Steven Urberg’s first at Gloria Ferrer. Only the first press, with the most delicate flavors and aromas, was used for this Pinot Noir and Chardonnay blend. Carefully cave-aged for 16 years on the yeast, LD MMI delivers exquisite layers of complexity while paying homage to Gloria Ferrer’s elegant house style.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

March 2018

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

November 2018

A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and booked within a year of receipt.