Gruet Rosé New Mexico Sparkling Wine
Light pink and attractively priced, this has light strawberry aromas and more substantial cherry and strawberry in the mouth. Gruet has done a fine job managing the bubbles in this wine so that it tickles the tongue more than overwhelms it.
Ripe and vibrant, with cherry and citrus notes that show accents of cinnamon and spicy yeast. Drink now. 13,000 cases made. –TF
In 1984, Gilbert Gruet of the French Champagne house Gruet & Fils made a bold choice to plant Chardonnay and Pinot Noir near Albuquerque New Mexico. High vineyards at 4300 ft meant cool nights for his experiment and a long growing season. In 1987 he finally was able to achieve his first production using traditional French 'Methode Champenoise" and the rest is history. New Mexican sparkling wine, who would have known!