Ruinart launches Dom Ruinart Rosé 1998

13 December, 2012

Maison Ruinart, which claims to be the oldest champagne house (established in 1729), has announce the launch of the latest vintage of its prestige cuvée Dom Ruinart Rosé 1998 to the UK market.

Dom Ruinart is only made in exceptional vintages. The blend comprises: 85% Grand Cru Chardonnay, 66% of this from the Côtes des Blancs (Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger) and 34% from the Montagne de Reims (Sillery, Puisieulx, Verzenay), and 15% Pinot Noir vinfied as red wine from the Sillery and Verzenay Crus. 

After the 1996 vintage, when Ruinart last produced a vintage of the Dom Ruinart Rosé, the champagne region experienced a more classically balanced vintage in 1998. Following a variable summer, sunny weather from mid-September onwards made it possible to harvest good quality grapes combining maturity and freshness.

Ruinart cellar master Frédéric Panaïotis, said: “With almost fifteen years of bottle age, the Dom Ruinart Rosé 1998 displays superb maturity and focus, and is showing very nicely already, but I believe has the potential to age further as with its illustrious ancestors, the 1996, 1990 and 1986 vintages

The Dom Ruinart Rosé 1998 is available at Fortnum & Mason with an RSP of £230.


Dominic Roskrow

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