90 points & Smart Buy ~ Wine Spectator
Wonderful aromas of green apple and citrus with mineral notes make for a delightful start to this traditional sparkler. The Brut NV offers bright, crisp acidity complimented by a touch of yeast on the delightfully long finish. A classic house style!
Brut NV was the first wine released in 1989. As the predominant grape used in Champagne, “We wanted our first sparkling wine to express the finesse of Chardonnay”- Laurent Gruet. More than twenty years later, the Brut NV remains Gruet’s flagship sparkling wine for both quality and price.
Gruet Blanc de Noirs NV
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.
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!
Gruet Sauvage Rosé NV
Wild. Raw. Savage. Untamed since 1989. Gruet Sauvage Rosé is for the sparkling connoisseur who appreciates bone dry acidity.
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.
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.
@jwNC I think the “expected date” on the detail page is auto-generated and “pads” the value by a couple of weeks. In most cases my stuff has shown up much sooner – but again, with the holidays I think everything is YMMV.
@Winedavid49 Cool, thanks for the information! We can’t wait to try to the Sauvage rosé. If I had an IH mixed case on my Christmas list, what would the chances of me having my Christmas wishes fulfilled?
Yes, yes, I, too, am in just for the rosé Sauvage. Not that the other two are slouches, but when I got the Gruet mix before, I really wanted a great rosé in there… the blanc de noirs is really more of a vin gris, right? It has a hint of color, and a little more fruit as I recall than the brut.
@ecanada I had a $20 for the driver ready and everything lol. I was looking forward to the Rose Sauvage especially this time, I’ve bought the Gruet case maybe 5x in the past because it’s such a hit in my house!
Had 50 oysters delivered yesterday I was waiting on this to pair!
This isn’t meant as a loud complaint, more a comment - opened a Sauvage rose from this deal tonight and it’s corked. Wet newspaper smell and taste, so down the drain…unfortunate as I was looking forward to trying it. Three others to try, so put one in to cool down and will open it relatively soon with hopefully better results! Had one each of the other two from this offer already and they were both great.
@Winedavid49 Second bottle of Sauvage was fine, no issues. The “bad” bottle was a close call - almost gave it to our housekeeper as a New Years Eve present, but she took a Sterling from the other offer here instead…it would have been the “bad” bottle of Sauvage that she took. Whew!