Gruet Brut NV

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Winemaker's Notes:

Crisp and dry with pronounced green apple and grapefruit citrus notes. Bright acidity and very smooth, clean finish.

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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 b... Read more

most delicious New Mexican wine ever! but also, crisp green apple, creamy mousse, good balance of body and acidity, decent finish. quite quaffable. Read more

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. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Gruet Brut

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065197,613
3.50 5
12/17/2009

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


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Snooth User: samantha gaw
356700352
3.50 5
09/16/2010

most delicious New Mexican wine ever! but also, crisp green apple, creamy mousse, good balance of body and acidity, decent finish. quite quaffable.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,528
4.00 5
10/03/2008

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.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,528
4.50 5
09/14/2010

On second tasting, I got a citrus herbal nose with cris pear and walnuts on the body. Really enjoyable.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,201
3.00 5
09/14/2010

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


Snooth User: Adam Levin
772801,757
3.50 5
09/03/2008

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.


Snooth User: Adam Levin
772801,757
4.00 5
10/03/2008

Tasted again recently and still really enjoyed this wine. Very crisp and refreshing.


Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
3.00 5
01/24/2009

tangy lemon scent tart and a bit milky (as opposed to creamy)


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External Reviews for Gruet Brut

External Review
01/20/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Light and vibrant, offering creamy pear and tropical fruit aromas, with notes of white chocolate and anise. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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.


External Review
11/26/2009

WS: 87 Points


External Review
10/16/2008

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2013

Light straw color and loads of carbonation; Granny Smith apples and pears on the nose continue into the flavor, joined by grapefruit and pineapple; great palate cleanser to go with fatty dishes.


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Ratings & Tags for Gruet Brut

31882 Snooth User: hershey
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3.50 5
12/11/2007

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105471 Snooth User: Cogrady
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4.00 5
12/18/2008

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02/07/2009

39878 Snooth User: aroach
rated this wine
3.50 5
12/27/2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Crisp and dry with pronounced green apple and grapefruit citrus notes. Bright acidity and very smooth, clean finish.

Crisp and dry with pronounced green apple and grapefruit citrus notes. Bright acidity and very smooth, clean finish.

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