By Jacob Harkins | Local Winos magazine editor
There’s just something so lovely about a classically made brut rosé. It screams summer. For those who don’t know their sparkling wine terms, brut is the second driest classification. So there’s usually just a touch of residual sugar in the bottle you just popped.
The Gruet Winery Brut Rosé, a non-vintage current release, is a standout example. This wine smells of strawberries and yeast-y deliciousness. It has gorgeous pink coloring, that comes close to garnet. In the mouth, it is fruity, yet dry. Flavorful, yet simple. Leaving the skins to soak for the rosé style gives this wine nice body, too. Cantaloupes and strawberries dance across the tongue in a wine that should only be described as refreshing.
Gruet only produces about 5,000 cases of this wine a year. We think we could drink through that ourselves over the course of a summer.