Gruet 'Sauvage'

Producer: Gruet
Region: Santa Ana, New Mexico
Country: USA
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

In Brief
Medium Body
Citrus, Mineral, Toasted Almond

Named Sauvage (French for Savage) for good reason! The 100% Chardonnay is zero dosage (meaning no added sweet wine typically added to sparkling wines) which highlights the grip and life of the New Mexican soils. The vineyard sites for this Chardonnay are at about 4,300 ft which are some of the highest in the U.S. The nighttime dip of temperature combats the sunny hot days resulting in grapes that are ripe in fruit yet maintain the essential acidity for sparkling wine. To get the grapes at their perfect point, the growing season is from mid-April to the end of July which is a few weeks shorter than most of the world.