Gruet Sauvage NV
Founded in 1984, this is still the best domestic Methode Champenoise bubbles for the money. Laurent Gruet is making it look easy down in Albuquerque, NM. 100% Chardonnay, Gruet Sauvage NV is a bone-dry sparkler, pale straw in color with a delicate but persistent mousse. The aromas of bright mineral and citrus notes tickle the nose followed by touches of green apple, lemon and grapefruit. The finish is structured, flavorful and long. The bright acidity makes this wine a perfect pairing for oysters, sushi and cream sauces.