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  • Country ranking ?

    1 407
  • Producer ranking ?

    39
  • Decanting time

    No
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

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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

Dom Ruinart rosé 1998

The sublime expression of the Ruinart Taste
VINTAGE - BLEND - VINIFICATION

After the extravagance of 1996, Champagne had a more classically balanced vintage in 1998.
Following a variable summer, sunny weather from mid-September onwards made it possible to
harvest very good quality grapes combining maturity, freshness and healthy fruit.
The blend was made using 85% Grand Cru Chardonnay, 66% of this from the Côtes des Blancs(Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger) and 34% from the Montagne de Reims (Sillery, Puisieulx,Verzenay), and 15% Pinot Noir made into red wine from the Sillery and Verzenay crus.

Vinification:
• Characteristics for the year in Champagne:
- Alcohol: 9.8° GL
- Total acidity: 8.1 g H2SO4/l
• Hand picked
• Fermentation in temperature-regulated stainless steel fermenters (18 - 20°C)
• Full malolactic fermentation
• For the red wine, “Burgundy” vinification with daily “pigeage” (treading of grapes in open tanks)
• Dosage: 5 g/l

TASTING NOTES
A luminous, soft rosé with golden pink reflections, freckled with coral shades that will become more prominent with maturity.
Aromatically, it expresses an elegant mixture of rose and geranium floral character and along
with Mirabelle, and red plums, forest fruits and redcurrants. The superb maturity of the vintage becomes apparent several minutes later with warmer notes of cream and fruit jam, white chocolate and preserved grapefruit, all enhanced with a touch of honey.
On the palate, the complementary nature of the grape varieties and originality in blending Dom
Ruinart Rosé is expressed exceptionally. The Chardonnay emerges first, soft, precise and delicate.
The finish is beautifully structured and powerful, allowing the pinot noir to express itself. Aromas of pink grapefruit and sweet rhubarb lingers, leaving a refreshing and savoury note.

FROM FLUTE TO PLATE
1998 Dom Ruinart Rosé is extremely generous in flavour, and may be enjoyed with rich and complex dishes such as king prawns marinated with coriander, or veal cutlets and caramelised sweetbreads served with braised artichokes and chanterelle mushrooms.
Wine lovers should consider keeping it for several years in their cellars to allow it to reach optimum maturity, just like its illustrious ancestors, the 1996, 1990 and 1986 vintages.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Medium and Pink

ending

Long and Smooth

flavors

Cranberry, Toasty, Floral and Spice

nose

Open

taste

Complex, Fresh and Rich

Written Notes

Dom Ruinart Rosé 1998 offers a nice pink robe with golden and coral glints. On the nose, the bouquet is rich and expressive, releasing floral notes of rose and geranium, with an incredible palette of fruity fragrances. After swirling, Dom Ruinart Rosé expresses its ripeness through warm notes of white chocolate, cream and grapefruit, with a hint of honey. On the palate, the champagne evolves in complexity and roundness, closing on a sweet bitterness.

  • 91p
Ripe Gouda cheese, flowers, licorice, cherry, rasberry, strawberry Very smooth wine. 100% Grand Cru 85% Chardonnay 15% Pinot Noir red wine 5g/l dosage
  • 93p
1998 Dom Ruinart Rosé, Ruinart, Champagne, France Medium intense pink with copper hue and amber reflexes. Small and persistent bubbles. Open nose that’s already beginning develop with red berries, strawberries, cranberries and red citrus fruit that is starting to mature, coated in spicy and toasty notes of anise, saffron and brioche. Floral notes appears with more air and ads to the complexity. Full and rich palate with fruit that resembles the nose with maturing red berries, red citrus and sweet toasty notes. Very smooth mousse and superbly structured with a long finish that grips your palate with an almost tannic feeling full of minerals. Drink now-2025 94p.
  • 94p
Nose: overt, seductive Palate: vinous Ending: delicious In a nutshell: Satin-like Final verdict: supergood
  • 91p
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Origin

Reims, Champagne

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