Gruet Winery “Blanc de Noirs” New Mexico
French for “white of black” this elegant sparkling white wine from New Mexico is made from Pinot Noir grapes with a fuller body, fine mousse, and balance of fruit, mineral & crisp acidity leading to a round mouthfeel and lasting, creamy finish.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
REGION: New Mexico
GRAPES: 75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay
SOIL: Sandy, loamy
PRACTICE: Practicing organic
VINIFICATION: Grapes gently pressed allowing the juice to run off the skins; aged on tirage for minimum of 18 months
COLOR: Pale salmon
PRIMARY AROMAS: Raspberry, baked pear, cherry, toasted vanilla
FLAVOR: Balanced fruit, mineral, & crisp acidity; round mouthfeel, lasting finish of cream and warm toastiness
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Serve ice cold and serve at your next celebration or with fruit-based dessert, or savory dishes such as a lighter fish (sushi, oysters), or shellfish with beurre blanc.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER: “Founded in 1984, Gruet Winery specializes in Méthode Champenoise sparkling wines. Family owned and run, the New Mexico-based winery produces Pinot Noir and Chardonnay-based sparkling wines and a small collection of still wines, with roots originating from Gilbert Gruet’s Champagne house in Bethon, France. More than 25 vintages later, Gruet Winery has achieved unprecedented acclaim and remains a favorite of the nation’s top sommeliers.”
ABOUT THE VINEYARDS: 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.