Gruet New Mexico Sparkling Wine Blanc de Blancs 2004

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The rich and toasty character of our Blanc de Noirs is balanced and superb. Aged for two-year minimum, the palate is developed and shows rich complex flavors. The amazing berries aromas and the creamy texture play a leading role and create a great finesse. Winemakers Note: A fine salmon color, aggressive mousse and a lovely fruity wine with plenty of immediate charm and toasty aromas. There is also an explosive juicy flavor of raspberry. "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
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RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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External Reviews for Gruet New Mexico Sparkling Wine Blanc de Blancs

External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
10/16/2008

Gruet Blanc de Noirs - 750ml


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
12/27/2010

Gruet Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
10/16/2008

The rich and toasty character of our Blanc de Noirs is balanced and superb. Aged for two-year minimum, the palate is developed and shows rich complex flavors. The amazing berries aromas and the creamy texture play a leading role and create a great finesse. Winemaker&#39;s Note: A fine salmon color, aggressive mousse and a lovely fruity wine with plenty of immediate charm and toasty aromas. There is also an explosive juicy flavor of raspberry. "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
Source: The Wine Closet
11/26/2010

Gruet Blanc de Noirs



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The rich and toasty character of our Blanc de Noirs is balanced and superb. Aged for two-year minimum, the palate is developed and shows rich complex flavors. The amazing berries aromas and the creamy texture play a leading role and create a great finesse. Winemakers Note: A fine salmon color, aggressive mousse and a lovely fruity wine with plenty of immediate charm and toasty aromas. There is also an explosive juicy flavor of raspberry. "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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