Gruet Rose Sparkling

The first wine of the Blind Pinot Noir tasting event was a sparkling rose by Gruet. Last week, I found the Vida Organically Sparkling Wine to be full of carbonation and no taste. Thankfully this wine did not mimic this blandness. At first taste, it was obviously bubbly, but then it was delicate and soft. It had a small hint of raspberries in the aftertaste. While I found the wine to be quite enjoyable on its own, I definitely feel like it went better with cheese and crackers. The wine was said to be a before dinner drink, but the cheese and crackers seemed to balance the carbonation and acidity very well.

At the end of the night, I learned that this particular wine was from New Mexico – very surprising. In fact, as the night went on I realized that a lot of places in America are famous for wine besides the obvious locations. The Gruet was good for a sparkling wine, but it was not my favorite of the evening. I found it hard to compare still wines to sparkling. Nevertheless, it is extremely interesting how so many different forms of wines can come from the same type of grape.


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