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Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 1998 Champagne 1.5L
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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: The 1998 vintage shows all the hallmarks of a truly outstanding year. The features of the vintage were a high natural sugar content in the grapes and an excellent level of acidity, indicating an exceptional overall balance and long ageing potential.
News Article: At our Launch Event in November 2014, Richard Bampfield MW guided guests through a horizontal tasting of a range of prestige cuvées from 1998. Watch his six minute video about Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 1998 here.
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Ageing: 12 years on the lees
Dosage: 6.5 g/l
Drink: Now to 2026
Tasting Note: Fine bubble and hints of citrus fruit on the nose. On the palate this champagne is quite rich: a very expressive and complex wine. Intense on the mid-palate and with very good length, this is still very youthful - especially from magnum.
We acquired these magnums directly from MHUK in April 2015 when a second release was announced. The magnums are stunning: something happens with champagne aged in magnum, their evolution slows and it's like a little magic is sprinkled. Factors come into play that we can't always explain and what was a superbly rich champagne seems even more developed and complex. If you enjoy Dom Ruinart, you have to experience the same champagne in magnum. It's differently amazing.
The 1.5L magnums of Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 1998 are presented in a high-quality branded gift box as shown in the bottom left picture.
Mellow, sweeter, rounder than the other sample, from a bottle, though it should have been tighter because this magnum was disgorged a year later. ”
10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Ruinart wine-searcher.com, 13th November 2013
Vintage Overviews Grand & Premier Crus Explained
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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!