Show 343, October 5, 2019: Gruet’s Winery’s 30th Anniversary with Assistant Winemaker Sofian Himeur Part Two

Sofian Himeur of Gruet WineryProducing outstanding, award-winning American sparkling wines that adhere to strict Methode Champenoise guidelines, Gruet Winery was founded on the vision and passion of French winemaker and patriarch Gilbert Gruet, making sparkling wine in the U.S. that most resembles French champagne. This esteemed American sparkling wine producer currently makes approximately 275,000 cases annually, including 15 sparkling wines that retail from $15 to $46.

For the 30th Anniversary of Gruet Winery’s first sparkling wine release winemaker Laurent Gruet (with the able assistance of Sofian) created two special limited- edition sparkling wines. They are a Barrel Aged Brut (75 per cent Chardonnay and 25 per cent Pinot Noir) aged in oak for 6 months and a Sparkling Pinot Meunier (using hand-harvested grapes from the Tamaya Vineyard in partnership with the Santa Ana Pueblo.).

Gruet wines are sold in 49 states, Asia and the Caribbean and can be found in the country’s finest restaurants, retail outlets, online and through its destination tasting room and winery located at 8400 Pan American Freeway NE, Albuquerque, NM and its tasting room in the historic Hotel St. Francis in Santa Fe. The Gruet family’s passion for winemaking over the past 30 years has given people around the world a quality, luxury product at a great value.