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Ruinart Rose N.V. Champagne

Ruinart Rose N.V. Champagne

92 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
Ruinart Rose N.V. Champagne
92 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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This is a classy but sensuous Rose style, from the oldest house in Champagne. One of the few Rose Champagnes to include a blend of white and red wines, the Ruinart is a bright 'pomegranate pink' colour with some deep fruit notes along with red berry nuances and brioche. This elegant fruitiness makes it capable of matching right through the meal, from aperitif with prosciutto through poultry and veal to a lighter fruit or berry dessert. Simply gorgeous.

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$98.99 in mixed 6+ or $108.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

45% Chardonnay and 55% Pinot Noir, with 18% of the latter being vinified red wine (rather than saignée Rosé).

Its Origins

Ruinart is a low profile, yet select, Champagne house which is steeped in history. It dates back to the 17th century, the time of the famous Dom Pérignon. It was founded in 1729 by Nicolas Ruinart in the city of Reims, the year after a Royal Decree in 1728 whereby Louis XV gave his consent for sparkling wines to be shipped in baskets containing 50 to 100 bottles. This opened the gates of Europe to champagne and thus makes Ruinart the oldest Champagne House. Nicolas' uncle was Dom Thierry Ruinart, close friend to Dom Pérignon himself and an inspiration behind the creation of this house after the Dom’s death. Its Gallo-Roman chalk cellars are now a UNESCO-classified historical monument and every two years the finest sommeliers in Europe gather there to compete for the Trophée Ruinart.

What The Critics Say

92/100 Vinous, Josh Raynolds

"Light orange. Sharply focused red berry and tangerine scents are complicated by suggestions of allspice and cinnamon, with a hint of smokiness in the background. Sappy and minerally on the palate, offering fresh strawberry and blood orange flavors lifted by juicy acidity. Packs a serious punch but carries no excess weight and finishes stony and very long, with echoing red berry character. (55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay; 9 g/l dosage; LAH9V)."

92/100 Wine spectator

"A pure note of wild strawberry rides the fine and creamy mousse of this mouthwatering rosé. Expressive, with flavors of ripe berry, candied ginger, pink grapefruit zest, marzipan and smoky mineral. Elegant overall."

92/100 Wine and Spirits

"Fragrant with raspberry and hibiscus, this is a vibrant rose. Light pink in color, the wine has touches of sweetness that don't get in the way of its powerful personality. It shares the Middle Eastern spice notes of the Blanc de Blancs, here matched with delicate red fruit. Pour it with lacquered duck."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Champagne

  • Colour

    Rosé

  • Region

    Champagne

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    12.50%

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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