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Gruet Winery Champagne Blend Brut Rosé NV

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Our Rose NV was fi rst released in 2004 under limited production. After enjoying a bottle of sparkling wine in Napa, we wondered if we could produce a Rose ourselves and maintain a quality we had become known for. Our Rose NV now is one of our most popular sparkling’s. We fondly refer to it as “the juice of love”.

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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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Member Reviews for Gruet Winery Champagne Blend Brut Rosé

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
11/17/2008

A great inexpensive rose, and a real triumph for New Mexico's wine industry. Opens with notes of cherry and green apples. It says 'brut' but its noticeably off-dry. There's a soft yeastiness and some biscuit notes, but there's arent dominant. Excellent for the price


Snooth User: George Parkinson
220047883
5.00 5
07/23/2009

Strawberry rose color. cream and berry notes on the nose. some toast character under the wild strawberry fruit and cranberry muffin flavors. great wine for dinner, lunch, brunch, breakfast.


Snooth User: moodymalbec
146084125
4.50 5
12/14/2009

absolutely delicious and what a steal! when you pour it, the bubbles are pink!!


Snooth User: jcwino
7328119
3.00 5
02/24/2009

Three glasses



Tasting Notes:

A beautiful garnet in color, this Rose NV has a number of aromatics from simple fl oral notes to mouth watering strawberry all while maintaining a zesty acidity and delicate fi nish.

Our Rose NV was fi rst released in 2004 under limited production. After enjoying a bottle of sparkling wine in Napa, we wondered if we could produce a Rose ourselves and maintain a quality we had become known for. Our Rose NV now is one of our most popular sparkling’s. We fondly refer to it as “the juice of love”.

15000 produced.

Aged 18 months in Bottle.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 12%
Sugar: .08 grams per liter

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