New Mexico has a long history of grape growing dating back to the 1600’s. Prohibition basically put an end to all winemaking outside of sacramental wines and it wasn't until the1970’s that grape growing began to take root there. The arrival of Gilbert Gruet has put New Mexico on the map. Gilbert landed there in the 1980’s and his namesake winery produces some of the best domestic sparkling wines available. A Chardonnay based bubbler that sees no dosage (no added sugar after 2nd fermentation) and is beautifully crisp and refreshing. Sauvage offers bright mineral notes followed by traces of green apple, lemon meringue pie, with a hint of daisy. This wine finishes with bright, crisp acidity on the palate with a light yet long finish.