Dom Ruinart Rosé
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Dom Ruinart Rosé 2002 Champagne

The longest-established Champagne house of all, Ruinart has an affinity with chardonnay's freshness, finesse and elegance and all of its finest cuvées lead with this variety, even its prestige rosé. "We hate oxygen!" declares Frederic Panaïotis, Chef de Cave; Ruinart use a pneumatic press to guard the juice against oxidation and nitrogen gas to protect the wine at every production stage. They are also adverse to oak; vinification only takes place in stainless steel. This meticulous attention to detail along with the distinctive rounded bottles, give Ruinart its well deserved reputation.

From its first vintage of 1966 this wine has consistently been a winner and in top vintages like 2002, is outstanding. This vintage owes its unique character to its selection of grapes from only Grand Cru rated vineyards. The wine is from 80% Chardonnay and pressed and fermented like the Blanc de Blancs. The Pinot Noir, which makes up 20% is from the Grand Cru village of Verzenay and Sillery, it was macerated with the skins for 9 days before pressing to extract good colour and soft fruit tannins. The result of blending in this red wine gives a rosé with a vibrant, deep coral colour.

The primary aroma of this vintage champagne is surprisingly intense and complex; notes of exotic fruits like guava and orange, blueberry and truffle. The richness of the 2002 vintage boasts exceptional depth on the palate. It offers a fine fruity, floral and spicy aromatic range. The Chardonnay emerges simultaneously as round, precise and subtle; the finish allows the Pinot Noir fruit to shine. Longer ageing in the cellars will rank it amongst the greatest Dom Ruinart Rosé vintages such as the 1996, 1990, 1988 or the legendary 1976.

Grape Varieties: 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir
Dosage: 5.5 g/L

Performed well in our Rosé tasting: Read full tasting write up from January 2017

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Dom Ruinart Rosé,
Jan 2017
“Dosage 5.5 g/l. 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir as red wine.
Lovely ornate yeasty nose and a really rich, expressive and lengthy palate. Really benefits from the maturity. Delicious and noble. (RH)”,
Oct 2015
“Even more Dom Perignon-rosé like than before. Fatter, a bit heavier than most vintages with a major influence by Pinot Noir-tones and with the typical yeast culture that have not been fully roasted yet. The structure is amazing but the aromas are too undeveloped in the current situation.”,
Jul 2015
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“Big on the autolysis wow factor, this chardonnay-driven rosé is a very impressive Champagne from the outset with a wealth of toasty autolysis, sweet spices and flinty lemon with some pink grapefruit too. The intensity is impressive, as is the complexity and freshness. The palate has smooth-honed shape and fine acidity with some assertive ripe phenolics making for superior structure and depth. Flavors of blood orange, peach and lemon drive deep and the finish is superb. Drink now or for up to five years.”,
Oct 2014
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“Disgorged September 2012. Dosage 5.5 g/l. Juicy, ripe and with a great deal of Chardonnay character dominating the palate. Fleshy, juicy and fragrant.”,
Mar 2014
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“Richly aromatic, with smoky mineral, roasted nut and toasted brioche notes, this is elegant and harmonious on the palate, displaying lively, focused acidity, a fine bead and flavors of strawberry pâte de fruit, pastry cream, white peach and ground spice. Drink now through 2027. ”,
May 2014
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“The 2002 Dom Ruinart Rosé bursts across the palate with superb intensity and plenty of 2002 vintage opulence. Pomegranate, blood orange, red cherry, spice and white pepper are all very much alive in the glass. A rich, intense wine, the 2002 possesses terrific persistence and fabulous overall balance. The aromatics are just starting to show hints of development, but the 2002 has the pure density to drink well for many, many years. The vivid, crystalline finish is a thing of beauty. The 2002 is 80% Chardonnay (the Dom Ruinart base) with the addition of 20% still Pinot, mostly from Sillery with a dollop of Verzenay. Dosage is 5 grams per liter. Drinking window: 2014 - 2032. Ruinart is unusual among Champagne houses in that the overwhelming majority of the production is still sold in France. Perhaps because of that, Ruinart does not enjoy the same visibility as many of its peers. The wines, though, are magnificent. As always, the Ruinart Champagnes are done entirely in steel, with full malo. Dom Ruinart stands out from most other Blancs de Blancs for its powerful, broad texture, much of which comes from the significant presence of Chardonnay from the Montagne de Reims. The production cycles in Champagne are always a bit shocking relative to the norm in other regions. Chef de Caves Frédéric Panaiotis arrived in 2007, but it will still be another few years before we taste his Dom Ruinarts!”
Bought directly from Moet Hennessey UK Ltd, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave

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