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Gruet Champenoise Demi-Sec Us NV

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The subtle fruity aromas and the freshness of the Demi-Sec drives the character of this light bodied, semi-dry sparkling wine. The palate carries through with a creamy sensation and vivid flavor of green apples, ripe pears, pineapple and a hint of mineral. It is delicate, lively and elegant! Winemakers Note: Toasty bouquet, light and elegant with good acidity, exotic fruit flavors. A dessert wine for those with a sweet taste! "If theres a better sparkling wine made in America - or anywhere else, for that matter - that delivers this kind of quality at that low a price, I havent tasted it." -Matt Kramer "The Blanc de Noirs received one of my highest ratings. Even the non-vintage Brut was excellent... this is a winery that merits attention..." -Robert Parker "QUESTION: Can New Mexico produce wines of character and balance? ANSWER: Gruet Winery." -Wine Enthusiast<br/><br/>

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Gruet Winery:
In 1983, the Gruet family was traveling through the Southwestern part of the United States, and while in New Mexico met a group of European winemakers who had successfully planted vineyards in Engle, near the town of Truth or Consequence, 170 miles south of Albuquerque. The land was inexpensive and the opportunity golden. In 1984, Gilbert Gruet, whose Champagne house, Gruet et Fils had produced... Read more
In 1983, the Gruet family was traveling through the Southwestern part of the United States, and while in New Mexico met a group of European winemakers who had successfully planted vineyards in Engle, near the town of Truth or Consequence, 170 miles south of Albuquerque. The land was inexpensive and the opportunity golden. In 1984, Gilbert Gruet, whose Champagne house, Gruet et Fils had produced fine Champagne in Bethon, France, since 1952, made the decision to plant an experimental vineyard, exclusively planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. His children, winemaker Laurent and daughter Nathalie, and family friend Farid Himeur then relocated to the great state of New Mexico to begin their American wine making adventure. At 4300 ft. the vineyards are some of the highest in the United States, so regardless of how hot the days might be, the temperature at night can drop as much as thirty degrees, cooling the fruit and slowing down the maturation process on an otherwise short growing season. Sandy and loamy soil, and a lack of humidity that might contribute to rot, give us a consistency of fruit year in and year out, and allow us to produce our award winning wines without the use of pesticides. We now produce seven different sparkling wines: Brut NV (non-vintage), Blanc de Noirs NV, Rosé NV, Demi Sec NV, vintage Blanc de Blancs, vintage Grand Rosé, and Laurent's latest bubbly creation — an homage to his late, great father, and the Gruet Winery's luxury tête de cuvée — the vintage Gilbert Gruet Grande Reserve. We also produce two excellent Chardonnays and two Pinot Noirs, both with a regular bottling and an unfiltered barrel select reserve bottling. Read less

Member Reviews for Gruet Champenoise Demi-Sec Us

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Snooth User: ebeth
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5.00 5
02/16/2008

Smooth, elegant, inexpensive, but not cheap. Great with dessert!


Snooth User: kristings
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3.50 5
03/04/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Gruet Champenoise Demi-Sec Us

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Source: Sam's Wine
09/15/2009

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Source: The Wine Closet
10/16/2008

The subtle fruity aromas and the freshness of the Demi-Sec drives the character of this light bodied, semi-dry sparkling wine. The palate carries through with a creamy sensation and vivid flavor of green apples, ripe pears, pineapple and a hint of mineral. It is delicate, lively and elegant! Winemaker&#39;s Note: Toasty bouquet, light and elegant with good acidity, exotic fruit flavors. A dessert wine for those with a sweet taste! "If there&#39;s a better sparkling wine made in America - or anywhere else, for that matter - that delivers this kind of quality at that low a price, I haven&#39;t tasted it." -Matt Kramer "The Blanc de Noirs received one of my highest ratings. Even the non-vintage Brut was excellent... this is a winery that merits attention..." -Robert Parker "QUESTION: Can New Mexico produce wines of character and balance? ANSWER: Gruet Winery." -Wine Enthusiast


External Review
10/04/2012

This light bodied, semi-dry sparkling wine start a creamy sensation and vivid flavor of green apples and pineapple



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The subtle fruity aromas and the freshness of the Demi-Sec drives the character of this light bodied, semi-dry sparkling wine. The palate carries through with a creamy sensation and vivid flavor of green apples, ripe pears, pineapple and a hint of mineral. It is delicate, lively and elegant! Winemakers Note: Toasty bouquet, light and elegant with good acidity, exotic fruit flavors. A dessert wine for those with a sweet taste! "If theres a better sparkling wine made in America - or anywhere else, for that matter - that delivers this kind of quality at that low a price, I havent tasted it." -Matt Kramer "The Blanc de Noirs received one of my highest ratings. Even the non-vintage Brut was excellent... this is a winery that merits attention..." -Robert Parker "QUESTION: Can New Mexico produce wines of character and balance? ANSWER: Gruet Winery." -Wine Enthusiast<br/><br/>

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