Gruet Winery "Methode Champenoise" Brut Bottle NV

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Had this frequently over the years, always quite good and an astounding value.

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Region: USA » New Mexico

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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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Snooth User: puhnner
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3.50 5
10/03/2014

Had this frequently over the years, always quite good and an astounding value.


Snooth User: Acqua della Vita
70789745
4.00 5
06/12/2011

Two things you may not know about New Mexico: 1) Their constitution is written in both English AND Spanish 2) They make a darn good bubbly. I thought this wine was bright and crisp and high in acid, so great for a hot summer day. As I drank through the bottle I picked up notes of green apple, peach, and a hint of citrus. While I happen to prefer yeasty and bready bubblies, Gruet Brut was dry enough that I really enjoyed it. The four Snooth glasses were as much for the $15 price tag as for the wine's flavors.


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Source: Millesima USA LLC
11/20/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle




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