Dom Ruinart Rose 2004

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£244.95
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£247.95
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Description & Technical Information
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The rosé prestige cuvée of Champagne Ruinart, Dom Ruinart Rosé is a Grand Cru only blend of Dom Ruinart Chardonnay topped off with 15-20% red wine from the Montagne de Reims. Since the first vintage in 1966, this cuvée is consistently ranked amongst the greatest rosés on the market and this 2002 expression is one of the absolute best. The Pinot Noir red wine is sourced from the Grand Cru villages of Sillery and Verzenay and macerated on the skins for nine days before pressing, extracting the pink colour and soft fruit tannins. Blending this red wine into the assemblage gives a rosé with a vibrant, deep coral colour.

Weather: The 2004 vintage saw an initial winter of mild temperatures with intermittent storms and hail. The spring and summer months were hot and sunny and the sugar levels late in September produced good quality fruits, especially for the Pinot Noir grapes. A huge harvest in general for the region. Overall many experts believe that 2004 is one of the greatest vintages of the last two decades.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | Chardonnay: 72% Côte des Blancs: Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger | 28% Montagne de Reims: Puisieulx, Sillery | Pinot Noir: Sillery, Verzenay
Grape Varieties: 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir | inc. 20% Red Wine
Ageing: 9 years on the lees
Dosage: 5.5 g/l
Drink: Now to 2032

Tasting Note: Aromas of red berries and citrus. The palate has an abundcanc eof cherries and more citrus fruits with plenty of ripe fruits throughout. Mandarin and blood oranges, with a dry and savoury finish. A superb Rosé.
Champagne Ruinart Overview
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Expert Reviews
96/100
Michael Edwards
“The Dom Ruinart Rosé needed more time; 2004 was rather hot and dry without any particular hiccups. An overcast summer and heavy yields raised concerns for a fragile ripening. But a dream September, with 20% more sunshine and 80% less rain, brought healthy grapes and a balanced serenity to the wine, which is famously dominated by Chardonnay.

81% grand cru Chardonnay and 19% red wine for colour and aroma. Rose petal pink with burgeoning subtle hints of copper and gentle bubbles. Complex scents of peach and quince are accompanied by an exotic touch of Asian spices and sandlewood. A welcome touch of noble, ripe tannins makes this a wine for fine food such as feathered game or even scallops. It has a long life ahead of it.”
17.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Fashionable deep salmon pink and only a sluggish but persistent bead. Really very serious umami nose. Lip smacking! Excellent mouth presence and a dry, savoury finish. There is nothing namby pamby about this wine. Long finish, and masses of red fruit flavour on the way there. Excellent acidity. Good stuff!”
18/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Tasted blind. Pale Aperol colour. Pretty smart toasty nose. Lovely start with rose-petal aromas. A really complete wine that is surely a tip to champagne? Reminds me a bit of Dom Pérignon rosé.
Drink 2017-2025”
Awards
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CSWWC Gold 2018
News Articles
  1. Ruinart: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    Ruinart: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    March 26, 2019

    As a winemaker, Ruinart Chef de Cave Frédéric Panaïotis is excited by vintage 2018, "a year of extremes." However, as a human, he's worried about what it signifies for our changing climate. We tasted the vins clairs from this exceptional year at the house in Reims.
  2. Ruinart: 2017 Vins Clairs and Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2007

    Ruinart: 2017 Vins Clairs and Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2007

    April 19, 2018

    Chef de Cave Frédéric Panaïotis talked us through the 2017 vintage for Champagne Ruinart. Although a difficult year for Pinots, we tasted some stunning Chardonnay vins clairs and sampled the upcoming Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2007.
  3. Dom Ruinart Rosé Vertical Tasting

    Dom Ruinart Rosé Vertical Tasting

    November 10, 2017

    We were invited to a weekend at The Savoy for a vertical tasting of Dom Ruinart Rosé champagnes with head winemaker Frédéric Panaïotis. With 2002, 1998 and 1988 on show, it was a stunning showcase of pink champagne.
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