"Elegance Effervescent: Gruet Brut's American Sparkle"
History and Pedigree:
In the heart of New Mexico, the Gruet Winery stands as a beacon of sparkling excellence, a legacy initiated in 1984 with deep roots stretching back to the Gilbert Gruet Champagne house in Bethon, France. This family-driven venture has flourished over the decades, embracing the meticulous Méthode Champenoise to craft sparkling wines that rival the best. The winery's inaugural release in 1989, the Gruet Brut NV, was a bold statement of intent, showcasing a commitment to quality and the finesse of Chardonnay, a nod to their champagne heritage.
The Gruet Brut is a masterpiece of precision, where 75% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Noir grapes blend harmoniously. Each bottle is a testament to dedication, aged in triage for a minimum of 18 months, ensuring a complexity and depth that is truly remarkable. The winery's adherence to sustainable practices and meticulous attention to detail in every production process underscores its commitment to excellence and respect for tradition.
- Region: American
- Varietal: 75% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir
- Color: Sparkling
- pH: 3.07
- Total Acid: 7.6 g/L
- Residual Sugar: Not specified
- Alcohol Content (ABV): 12.0%
Upon the first effervescent sip, the Gruet Brut NV unveils a symphony of green apple and citrus, cascading into mineral notes that sing of the earth's generosity. Its bright, crisp acidity dances across the palate, a prelude to the soft whisper of yeast that follows, culminating in a finish that is both long and delightfully memorable—a true embodiment of the winery's classic house style.
Pairings and Occasions:
This sparkling wine is versatile, perfect for elevating any celebration or adding a touch of elegance to an ordinary day. Pair it with delicate seafood, creamy risottos, or light pastries to complement its vibrant acidity and complex flavor profile. Whether toasting to a milestone or enjoying a quiet moment of reflection, the Gruet Brut NV is a companion that promises to turn every sip into a celebration.
Celebrated by critics and cherished by sommeliers, the Gruet Brut NV has not only garnered accolades, including 91 points from the Tasting Panel and a prestigious place as the #1 Sparkling Wine in the Top 100 Values of 2019, but also the hearts of those who appreciate the art of fine sparkling wine.
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