Its pale golden robe with soft-spring time hue is sharpened by a touch of tender green accents and delicately luminous glints. Its particularly fine bubbles create a pleasantly persistent stream.
Initially the Dom Ruinart Vintage has a very distinctive mineral-base note, which enhances both floral and fruity notes. These are then followed by white floral aromas of reine-claude plums, peaches and pears.
The flavours come in perfect harmony of freshness and smoothness. On the palate the fruity dominance of citrus, kumquat, mango and bergamot develops more mature and exotic notes than those of the nose.
Dom Ruinart Vintage is blended 100% exclusively from Chardonnay Grand Crus grapes, with 66% from the Cote des Blancs and 34% from north of the Montagne de Reims vineyards.
The Ruinart House was officially created on 1st September 1729 by Nicolas Ruinart, a bold entrepreneur. In penning the founding document, he was realising the dream of his uncle, the Benedictine monk Dom Thierry Ruinart, to make Ruinart the first Champagne House. Down the centuries the House has always fostered a culture of excellence, as embodied by the fundamental values of authenticity, openness, refinement and quality.
This quest for perfection is particularly illustrated by the predominance of the Chardonnay grape, which is included in the composition of the whole Ruinart range and of the prestigious Dom Ruinart champagnes, flowing through them and enhancing them like a golden thread. The Chardonnay illuminates all these wines, exalting their brilliance and creating the particular fluidity that makes them so distinctive. These qualities have perpetuated Ruinart’s culture and style over the years, making it today the aesthete of champagne that is recognised the world over.
Since 1729, Ruinart has been creating its champagnes in the same spirit of innovation, purity and timeless elegance – it is this ‘Signature’ which has become a characteristic trait of the oldest champagne house. Full bodied, supple and extremely smooth, Ruinart champagnes combine delicacy, and subtle freshness. The Ruinart taste is a radiant alliance of the distinctive flavours of the predominant chardonnay – the elegance of the grapes from the Côte de Blancs and the character and body of those from the Montagne de Reims.
With the finest grapes, skilful blending, extensive ageing in its 2000 year old cellars, and a uniquely shaped bottle, Ruinart defines its commitment to excellence and luxury.
Inspired by Dom Thierry Ruinart, founder of the House, the Dom Ruinart cuvees are made from the finest Chardonnay wines.
Ambassador of the Ruinart expertise, the Dom Ruinart 1998 vintage promises an unforgettable tasting experience.
Dom Ruinart Vintage releases its harmonious and delicate freshness whether employed as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to subtly flavoured dishes, in particular fish and seafood.
A fresh starter of crab verrine with pomelo, or bream tartare with lime will start the experience in perfect harmony. Alternatively a main course of tempura and sea bass sashimi make an original and perfect pairing.
For dessert an apple and mango crumble or a citrus gratin would bring out the richness of the vintage’s fruity flavours.