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Dom Ruinart Rose 1988 Champagne 75cl
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Famed for their affinity for the white-grape variety, Chardonnay dominates the blend in all of Ruinart's finest cuvées, even their prestige rosé. Favouring the reductive style, they use a a pneumatic press to guard the juice against oxidation and deploy nitrogen gas to protect the wine at every production stage. They are also adverse to oak and vinify all of their wines in stainless-steel tanks. Cosmopolitan and savvy, Ruinart produce approachable, muscular and vinous champagnes that deserve recognition beyond the trade industry within which they are currently most well-known.
Cellar Master: Frédéric Panaïotis
Winery Location: Reims | Champagne, France
Champagne Region: Montagne de Reims
Annual Production (bottles): Undisclosed
Weather: 1988 weather conditions in Champagne have always been compared to the more favourable 1989, nonetheless, given now it has had added ageing this vintage is coming into its own. The spring was mild with little rain and frost; therefore bud burst was good. The early summer months were slightly dull, however August saw lots of sun. September is always the saviour for most Champagne harvests, but in 1988 there was plenty of rain. The grapes however fared well and this patience is now being rewarded.
News Article: Read the write-up of our Dom Ruinart Rosé Vertical Tasting with Chef de Cave Frédéric Panaïotis here.
Grape Varieties: 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir
Dosage: 5.5 g/L
Drink: Now to 2022
Tasting Note: Bold aromas of red currants and blackberries on the nose, a sweeter palate that is dense and opulent. The maturity of this rosé is evident and it shows with bundles of strawberries mixed with toasted brioche notes on the palate. The champagne is now drinking about at the peak of its maturity and likely at its peak for a few years; drink now.
10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Ruinart wine-searcher.com, 13th November 2013
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The house of Ruinart is unlike any other and was the very first established Champagne House, founded on 1st September 1729 by Nicolas Ruinart. Nicolas started in the linen trade and it became his tradition to present his customers with champagne as a token of goodwill, but it was so well appreciated that eventually his trade in linen was replace by a business in Champagne.
His uncle, a learned Benedictine monk called Dom Thierry Ruinart – who was a friend and confidant of Dom Pérignon – had incredible insight. He foretold that this new ‘wine with bubbles’, developed in his native region of Champagne and which the royal courts of Europe adored, was destined for a bright future.
Ruinart’s chalk mines are like underground cathedrals. Classified as a historical monument in 1931, these grandiose cellars were dug by hand and their numerous tunnels criss-cross over a length of more than eight kilometres. Luminous white, these chalk mines spread over three levels offer a total absence of vibration and a constant temperature and hygrometry: ideal conditions for the fermentation and maturation of Ruinart cuvées.
Driven by a constant quest for excellence, the house selected Chardonnay, a rare and fragile grape variety, as the common thread for all of its cuvées. The champagnes are exquisite and of exceptional quality but this Champagne house remains a name known mainly to the trade – at the loss of consumers who are missing something truly special!