An American Wine That Sparkles
That moment when you’re cleaning out your closet and happen upon a month old (at least) 1.5 liter of Pellegrino when you’re out of sparkling water, and dinner is almost done, has to be one of the best feelings in modern times; particularly when it hasn’t lost its carbonation.
Speaking of carbonated things I have been holding out on this blog over a little sparkling white wine I’ve been obsessing over since I stopped in my favorite wine shop on my birthday last week looking for a wine to celebrate with and was recommended a sparkling white from an unfamiliar region. See my review below:
Wine Name: Domaine St. Vincent
Wine Producer: Gruet Winery
Country: United States
Where Purchased: Downtown Cellars, Financial District, NYC
Review: The Gruet family began producing wine in the holy grail of countries of the wine world, Champagne France. Limited in space to expand (likely due to France’s maze-like wine region rules the family decided to establish another winery, this time in the United States. And maybe I shouldn’t have found this surprising since the family’s other winery is in Champagne but this wine did surprise me for it’s price point!
Like most sparkling white wine this varietal is very approachable with a green apple nose, and a clean finish. Shockingly this wine hails from the (great wine state??) of New Mexico!?! Well, they must be doing something right there because Gruet Winery’s Domaine St. Vincent is made of 80% Chardonnay a grape I have a tumultuous relationship with at best, and 20% Pinot Noir mixed together into something I can’t seem to stop buying or drinking! (I’m on my 3rd bottle already). I highly recommend this wine! Pair with a creamy cheese, pasta with a creamy sauce, or a buttery salmon steak.