Editorial Reviews for Gruet Brut
This is light and bright with a lovely, fresh nose of apples ready for pie, touched with a little lemon and spice and just the faintest notion of butter crust. In the mouth the wine is a bit more linear than the nose would suggest but it offers up a balanced mouthful of moderately intense fruit with good length. 87pts
most delicious New Mexican wine ever! but also, crisp green apple, creamy mousse, good balance of body and acidity, decent finish. quite quaffable.
I liked this wine a lot, and was further surprised that it was grown in New Mexico. It is very balanced and charming, with fine bubbles.
On second tasting, I got a citrus herbal nose with cris pear and walnuts on the body. Really enjoyable.
There are some crisp, citrus aromatics combined with tangerine/nectarine characteristics on the palate. Refreshing, easy drinking, a nice wine to bring to a friend's party
Really nice bubbles. Not as much biscuit flavor as I tend to like, but there was some nice light fruit in its place. It's also from New Mexico, so definitely worth a try for the novelty.
Tasted again recently and still really enjoyed this wine. Very crisp and refreshing.
Unexpected treasure...Christmas Holidays 2010.
External Reviews for Gruet Brut
Brilliant with ultra fine bubbles. A wonderful fine bouquet dominated by green apple and grapefruit flavors.
A crisp and full-bodied sparkling wine, which has developed rich complexity and fine mousse. The allure of a toasty finish is a complement to the sophisticated apple and citrus flavor.
One of my favorite sparkling values in the marketplace and it hails from the unlikely wine territory of New Mexico. The taste is amazingly close to a NV Brut from Champagne. Toasty biscuit, brine and juicy pear and apple flavors are released along with a steady stream of bubbles. A refreshing balance between acidity and fruit with a creamy, yummy mousse. Enticing flavors all combine to create a satisfying, well-crafted wine.
Lime, green herb earth and burnt-matchstick aromas open to a toasty, nutty palate with pear, gingersnap and cracker flavors. Medium-weight, with a steady bead and soft mousse. Finishes long, with a citrus-mineral tang. This is complex, tasty bubbly from an unusual address.
With the idea of producing a sparkling wine in the early 1980s, Gilbert Gruet of the Champagne House Gruet et Fils decided to plant an experimental vineyard in New Mexico. He dedicated it to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay exclusively. High altitude and sandy-loamy soil proved to offer a retention of grape acidity and the ability to grow without the use of pesticides.With a delicate mousse, Gruet’s classic Brut blend of 75 percent Chardonnay and 25 percent Pinot Noir showcases varietal Chardonnay aromas of green apple, citrus and tropical fruit. While en tirage for 24 months, this sparkler developed intriguing toasty notes, roundness on the palate from the Pinot Noir component and good length, creating a pleasurable, extended finish that remains crisp and refreshing while simultaneously rich and complex.It’s a lovely aperitif pour on its own or matched with a first course of delicate white-fleshed fish.
Light and vibrant offering creamy pear and tropical fruit aromas with notes of white chocolate and anise. Drink now.
This sparkling wine from New Mexico has the right mix of richness and verve to partner with everything from spicy Asian food to fried chicken.