Pale Salmon in color, the Blanc de Noirs has aromas of berry and pear, complimented by a rich, round mouth feel on the palate. It finishes with a layer of cream and pleasant, warm toastiness. Incredibly versatile with all styles of food!
About the Wine
French for “white of black”, Blanc de Noirs describes a sparkling wine made from Pinot Noir grapes, by pressing them gently and running the pale juice over the skins.
Vintage: Non Vintage
75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay
Aging: Aged en Tirage for a minimum of 18 months
Acidity: 70 PPM
Residual Sugar: 1%
Filtering: Diatomaceous earth
Fining: Sterile pads
90 Points, Tasting Panel
GOLD Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
With zero dosage, Sauvage Rosé’s vibrant fruit flavors of wild strawberry and hint of cherry really shine on the nose and palate and are complemented by bright acidity. Wild. Raw. Savage. Untamed since 1989. Gruet Sauvage Rosé is for the sparkling connoisseur who appreciates bone dry acidity.
Founded in 1984, Gruet Winery specializes in Methode 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.
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@cdn1127@drhellknow@ttboy23 I have a mate in Michigan. My Gruet connection, among others. I don’t know when he will be in town, but if you two really wanted to split a case (I am with him) I am sure he would be good with me shipping it to him and have it whenever he comes back into Columbus. Have shared with both of you before, and worst that happens is you change mind and I am left with more awesome bubbles. Just throwing that out.
@drhellknow@KNmeh7@ttboy23 Thank you for the offer! We’re going to ship to friends in FL and go down for NYE to enjoy it with them there. If you wind up with a few bottles extra though, please do let me know and we’ll gladly pick up some from you you.
Doesn’t seem like there will be any rats, but a lot of auto-buyers. I’ve never had either, but I’m looking for some holiday sparklers. Anybody who’s had these before, how sweet would you say the BdN is?
Most my crew tends to love the dry/very-dry style with lots of tight bubbles, sour-dough breadiness and maybe some random citrus/mineral zippy-ness. The “layer of cream” in the description gives me pause; if the takeaway after each sip is (predominantly) sweet, I’ll be drinking this alone. Not that I’m opposed to that, but I like my bubbly most when shared with family/friends.
@knotworking The Gruet Blanc deNoir is my favorite sparkler. I don’t find it very sweet. In fact, for people who don’t enjoy a dry sparkling wine, I add a little elderberry liqueur to the glass to sweeten it up. It has a long-lasting cascade of tight bubbles and a lovely pale pink color. At less than $12 dollars a bottle for the case price, you can’t beat this deal.