Gruet Winery, "Sauvage" Rosé NV, New Mexico
This refreshing sparkling rosé from New Mexico’s Gruet Winery has notes of bright acidity following wild strawberry and cherry.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
REGION: New Mexico
GRAPES: 95% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier
SOIL: Sandy, loamy
PRACTICE: Practicing organic
METHOD: Traditional Method
VINIFICATION: Two years on tirage, zero dosage
COLOR: Pale salmon
PRIMARY AROMAS: Wild strawberry, cherry, lily, baked bread
FLAVOR: Wild strawberry, cherry, bright acidity, brioche, lemon zest, yeasty & lemony finish
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Serve ice cold and serve with dishes with a high fat content or spice level: smoked salmon, duck, cold cuts, fruit with soft cheese are all good examples.
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.