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.
On second tasting, I got a citrus herbal nose with cris pear and walnuts on the body. Really enjoyable.
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.
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.
tangy lemon scent tart and a bit milky (as opposed to creamy)
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.
A transplanted family from Champagne chose the micro-climates of New Mexico for the richness of the grapes that the area produced. The result is a fine sparkler combining very ripe fruit and a nice round texture.
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 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.
Light and vibrant offering creamy pear and tropical fruit aromas with notes of white chocolate and anise. Drink now.
Light and vibrant, offering creamy pear and tropical fruit aromas, with notes of white chocolate and anise. Drink now.
Food Pairings for Gruet Brut
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