Considered to be the oldest Champagne house established in 1729 by Nicolas Ruinart, nephew of Dom Thierry Ruinart who was close friends with Dom Perignon. Since 1963 Ruinart has been part of luxury good company LVMH. The house is best know for it's excellent use of Chardonnay especially in it's flagship Dom Ruinart and it's non vintage Blanc de Blancs.
Champagne Ruinart Rose
The colour is a delicate pomegranate pink with very slightly orange reflections. The sparkling, light effervescence has a persistent foam.
The nose is subtle and fresh, first offering an original palette of tropical fruits (guava and lychee) and small berries (raspberries, cherries and wild strawberries) in the first instance. These are followed by rose and pomegranate notes which complete the complex, intense aromatic profile, dominated by somewhat undeveloped primary aromas.
On the palate the attack is distinct and full, cradled by a gentle effervescence. The aromas of freshly picked berries are fully expressed. The balance brings together a delightful freshness and voluptuous body, expressed by an elegant bracing touch of mint and pink grapefruit.
A Pinot Noir dominant blend using grapes sourced from Premiers Crus only and 20-25% reserve wines from the previous two years. The Pinot Noir originates from vineyards in the Montagne de Reims and Vallée de la Marne and the Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs and uniquely, Montagne de Reims. Nearly 20% of the Pinot Noir is fermented separately to produce red wine which is subsequently added back to the blend before second fermentation.