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Dom Ruinart Rosé encapsulates a balance one would believe to be impossible: a classic, yet velvety style of Champagne: Intense, delicate and aromatic, all at once.
Dom Ruinart Rosé is always a unique blend. Composed of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir vinified as red wine, it has the character of a « blanc de blancs rosé ». Don’t be misled into thinking that the high proportion of red wine means this wine has a deep colour.The cellar master vinifies the Pinot Noir, not looking for colour or tannins, but for aroma. Dom Ruinart Rosé is undoubtedly one of the most delicately aromatic rosés in existence.
This constantly classic Champagne is defined by its layers of minerals laced with smoke. A pink Champagne does not evolve at the same tempo as red wines of the same age. Flavours of the East draw you in with their complexity of exotic spices. Refined wild sea rose and a hint of dried rose petals hover on the surface of the Champagne and unfurl on the palate.
This brilliant expression with its ever so subtle sweetness is the result of a surprising balancing act: The creamy texture and classic style come together to represent a pedigreed wine. Dom Ruinart Rosé 2004 follows in the footsteps of its predecessors, the unparalleled 1998 and 2002, followed then by all those of its ancient lineage.
Dom Ruinart Rosé 2004 is a pretty pink colour, with delicate coppery reflections which again are almost pink. The nose is tenderly aromatic, characterised by very ripe, sweet red fruit notes: raspberry, red currant and wild strawberry jelly. This aromatic palate is completed with the fresh floral notes of roses, and a slightly mineral note (wet rock).
The 2004 vintage has a clean, crisp imprint which marks the palate, providing a cutting freshness to the finale. The register is always marked by red fruit and is completed by fully ripe citrus fruit: blood oranges and mandarins. Just like the Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2004 on which this vintage is based, a low dosage enables the purity and complexity of Champagne’s best grand crus to be highlighted.
This fine rosé champagne is based on the Chardonnay Grand cru and will accompany both a seafood theme (salmon tataki, marinated tuna, etc.) and a turf-based dish (poultry and veal in particular). With several years of additional ageing, it will pair with the same ingredients but with more intense, spicier and warmer flavours.
Following the trend of the previous ten years, 2004 showed itself to be a rather hot, dry year, without any particular accidents or “hiccups”. After a mild winter and a pleasant spring, the gloomy summer and a significant load in the vineyard raised fears of a fragile ripening. This was not to be the case. A dream September (+2°C and + 20% sunshine compared with the average, with 80% less rain) lead to a completely healthy harvest, with excellent analytical parameters.
The blend was made using 81% Grand Cru Chardonnay, 69% of which comes from the Côtes des Blancs (Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger) and 31% from the Montagne de Reims (Puisieulx, Sillery), with the addition of 19% Pinot Noir made into red wine, coming only from the Sillery cru.
Dosage: 4.5 g/l
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.