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  • Country ranking ?

    720
  • Producer ranking ?

    7
  • Decanting time

    No
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

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The Story

It was the year 1959 that had the privilege Of the first cuvée Dom Ruinart, a blanc de blancs developed as an ode to the great Chardonnays, which was then released in 1966. 
A rosé Cuvée Dom Ruinart soon followed with the 1966 vintage, which went on to be sold in 1973.

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Vintage 1990

Originally hailed as the best of the 1988/1989/1990 trilogy, the wines have developed quicker than anticipated with premature oxidation having crept in early on. Thus, I have downgraded my rating from five stars to four stars. There was frost damage in April but the vintage was made by the long, hot and dry summer. Rains in the latter half of August somewhat elevated the rot occurrences. Picking began during the second week of September and the crop was the third largest at the time (11,963 kg/ha) and the wines had excellent alcohol and acidity levels. The ripest vintage since 1959 is showcased by the depth and finesse of the Champagnes. The cuvées still drinking impeccably include the whole range of Dom Pérignon (Rosé, P2, Rosé, Rosé P2), Philipponnat Clos des Goisses and Louis Roederer Cristal..

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Characterised by a long, regular vegetative cycle with no particular climatic accidents. As the start of picking (September 19th) approached, the weather remained sunny and cool, ensuring the slow ripening of the grapes while preserving a remarkable level of acidity.
Harvest: Baumé 9°3 GL – Total acidity 9.5 g/l H2SO4 – S/A 16.5
Chardonnay: Baumé 9°5 GL – Total acidity 9.2 g/l H2SO4
Declared yield: 9,655 kg/ha
Assemblage: 100% Chardonnay Grand Cru, 54% from the Côte des Blancs and 46% from the Montagne de Reims. Disgorged Sep 1997
Deep gold. Hint of linseed oil on the, interesting, nose. Very evolved and fully unwound, even slightly sweet on the finish – though with lovely briskness and acidity. A bit earthbound. Although it has admirable persistence and sore throat soothing qualities. Tight bead and very well balanced. Perhaps the ideal vintage to drink in 2009?

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Reims, Champagne

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