The chardonnay is the very soul of Ruinart. The grape, mainly harvested from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims terroirs, is at the heart of all our cuvées.
The ephemeral, delicate structure of this vintage combined with outstanding freshness, typical of the House, offers the potential to complement very sophisticated dishes such as sea bream ceviche Peruvian style, or a lobster carpaccio with lemon caviar and coriander oil.
The Dom Ruinart 2004 would further benefit from cellar ageing to be enjoyed following several years’ maturation. It will then complement dishes with more intense flavours.
Dom Ruinart 1998 is a tribute to Chardonnay, assembled using Grands Crus Chardonnay grapes exclusively from the Côte des Blancs (66%) and
the northern slopes of the Montagne de Reims (34%) the historic soil for Maison Ruinart assemblages.
The first aromas are classically elegant, with refined mineral notes joined
by fruits from a bountiful orchard composed of greengage, peach, pear, kumquat, bergamot and mango, followed by wafts of fresh pastry and
acacia honey, a foretaste of sweetness and rich aromas.
On the palate, the wine is silky, with balance and an infinitely long finish.
Dom Ruinart 1998 is a tribute to the Ruinart Taste.