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    30
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

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The Story

Dom Ruinart cuvées: The origin of their grapes, exclusively Grand Crus, gives these cuvées, a high maturing potential provided that they are aged in optimum conditions of temperature, humidity and darkness, 10, 20 years or more depending on the vintage.

The wine will then take on more toasted, grilled and intense notes and its aromatic profile will develop as the years pass. This is a question of preference. Without exception, a Dom Ruinart cuvée is excellent from the day it is purchased.

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.

 

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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.

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1998 Dom Ruinart 90 94 Very pleasant, but too tiny at present. The lovely subtle spectrum is here however, that blooms so beautifully in the mature condition. So hold on and allow the faintly flowery tones go over into more interesting tones, and await increased concentration and intensity. The toasting could already be discerned in February 2009, and is even more apparent today.
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Dom Ruinart  Blanc de Blanc 1998 (magnum) Quite evolved and mushroomy on the nose but very lovely creamy texture nevertheless. Fresh high acidity and seemingly quite evolved aromatically but less so on the palate which is a little flat. 18

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Origin

Reims, Champagne

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Inside Information

Nicolas Ruinart, a Reims draper like his father, started his first account ledger devoted to "wine with bubbles" on September 1st, 1729.

This ledger serves as the birth certificate for the first Champagne House ever created. The first bottles of “wine with bubbles” produced were intended as gifts for Nicolas Ruinart’s clients who purchased cloth and fabric.

However, Nicolas was a sophisticated businessman and he had adopted his uncle’s pioneering vision and ambition for “wine with bubbles,” and just six years after the initial bottles were produced he found success.

In 1735, Maison Ruinart abandoned the cloth trade to concentrate on the burgeoning champagne trade. This became Nicolas's sole occupation and growth was exponential with 170 bottles sold in 1730, 3,000 bottles in 1731, 36,000 in 1761, and onwards.

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