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  • Country ranking ?

    834
  • Producer ranking ?

    10
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    now - 2025
  • Food Pairing

    Sushi

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The Story

The blend is 80% Chardonnay from Grand Cru vineyards, with 75% coming from the Côte des Blancs (Avize, Chouilly, LeMesnil-sur-Oger, and Oger) and 25% from the Montagne de Reims (Sillery and Verzenay); ther emaining 20% is composed of Pinot Noir made into red wine, from the only Grand Cru vineyardin Aÿ.

Vinification:

  • Wine characteristics for the year in Champagne
  • Potential alcohol: 9.3° for Chardonnay, 9.5° for Pinot Noir
  • Total acidity: 8.6g H2SO4/l (average for all grape varieties combined)
  • Harvest by hand
  • Alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks
  • Malolactic fermentation
  • Dosage: 5g/l

 

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Wine Information

In this incredibly sunny vintage ( a record in the last 30 years), the champagne house Ruinart created a high quality rosé champagne. Composed of 83% Chardonnay Grand Crus and 17% Pinot Noir Grand Crus, this rosé impresses by its incredible hold in time. Dom Ruinart Rosé 1990 presents an orangy colour with copper-coloured glints. Spicy notes ( nutmeg, tonka) are supported by aromas of toffee and honey, which are signs of its age. The whole has fresh salty notes and hints of wood. The palate is broad, and has a broad and absorbed attack thanks to the Chardonnay. Warm notes of gingerbread and caramel mix with very riped red berry hints (cherry, wild strawberry). There is a salty freshness on finish adding to the silky mouth-feel and bringing complexity and length. This is a great and complex rosé champagne

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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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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Deep

ending

Long

flavors

Coffee and Leather

nose

Intense, Ripe and Seductive

recommend

Yes

taste

Full-bodied, Round, Rich, Ripe and Dry

Written Notes

Very vinous and developed nose that is uniquely toasty, with a rich, round taste, velvety smoothness and elegance. Bearing a resemblance to the Pinot Noir of Bourgogne, this is a ripe wine with perfect acids and classic elegance.

  • 95p
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Dom Ruinart Rosé 1990 Expressive and mature nose with dried red berries, strawberries and cranberries and hints of black tea, hay and curry like spices. Full, rich and still fruity palate with red berries, spices and brioche notes that continues seamlessly into a rich finish with mineral notes. Big and maturing, this wine lack a little bit of elegance and acidity but is a pleasure to drink today. Drink now-2018 93p.
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A: orange-hued N: Harmonious, soft P: voluptuous, perfected, seamless E: Seductive In a nutshell: Chambolle-Musigny with bubbles Final verdict: One of the finest Dom Ruinart Rosés
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Origin

Reims, Champagne

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