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
Tasted again recently and still really enjoyed this wine. Very crisp and refreshing.
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.
Unexpected treasure...Christmas Holidays 2010.
External Reviews for Gruet Brut
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.
Apple and canned peach aromas, with a lemon cream topknot. Flavors similar to nose, with mouthwatering acidity. Great value. Lemon sole.
Full yellow hue. Ripe peach skin aromas have a nice yeasty accent. Pin-point bubbles and intensely zesty fruit flavors play out on a medium-bodied palate with a creamy, tart fruit finish. Well-made and refreshing.
Lemony, frothy, and crisp with a nice touch of yeastiness; hints of toast and apple in the nose with surprising strands of fine tiny bubbles, creamy mousse and a clean fine finish; this medium-bodied sparkler from New Mexico is an excellent value.
French in origin, this cuvee is now planted and harvested in the warm days and cool nights of New Mexico; the pinot noir is intense and full; a nicely balanced sparkler that works well as an aperitif or with foods.
Bright aromas and flavors of pear and orange blossom; rich on the palate with an extended finish. Vichyssoise.