“A sparkling Cruzat is not for an ideal moment. It is the ideal moment.”
Pedro Rosell is Argentina’s King of Bubbles, and Cruzat founder and winemaker. Founded in 2004 with the singular goal of producing South America’s finest sparkling wines. And imho, at this price point they certainly succeeded. The elevation of the vineyards combined with the very low dosage (sugar added at bottling) creates elegance and intensity rarely found outside of Champagne.
Grape: Pinot Noir 80%, Chardonnay 20%
Region: Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Farming: Hand harvested from high elevation estate vineyards (3,400 feet above sea level)
Winery: Traditional/Champagne method, gentle press for 8 hours, fermented in stainless, aged 12 months on lees, aged additional 12 months prior to disgorgement