Gruet New Mexico Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine
Wine & Spirits
A pretty sparkler with an aggressive mousse, this has scents of red cherry and muted flavors of red raspberry. It’s big and round on the palate, with a firm phenolic grip. Chill down for an aperitif.
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.
Offers appealing floral strawberry aromas and crisp, fruit-forward flavors. (TF, Web-2016)
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 the traditional French methode champenoise, and the rest is history. Awards: Los Angeles International Wine Competition, 2016: Bronze The TEXSOM International Wine Awards, 2014: Silver International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2011: Silver (Best In Class) The TEXSOM International Wine Awards, 2010: Bronze The TEXSOM International Wine Awards, 2008: Silver