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Ruinart Champagne Rose NV Brut 1.5L Magnum

SKU: 210000056672 ISBN:
$219.99

Wine Information:

Country: France

Region: Champagne

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Variety: Champagne Blend

Type: Sparkling

Size: 1.5L

$219.99

96 Points Effervescent in the figurative as much as the literal sense, this flamingo-pink beauty flaunts an irrepressible bead and an intense nose of red apple, watermelon, and wild strawberry enhanced by hints of shortbread and spiced, almost curried, almond. Pure silk on entry thanks in part to brilliantly inte- grated acidity, it carries on its fairly full frame cream-splashed red berries with midpalate flashes of pomelo and peach; a faint trace of cucumber melds with candied ginger on the long finish. Roughly a quarter of the blend of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay is composed of reserve wine, while nearly 20% of the Pinot Noir was vinified as red wine. 

93 Points Bright and citrusy, this finely knit Champagne layers a racy streak of acidity and satiny texture with an expressive range of wild cherry, blood orange granita, red licorice, candied pink grapefruit peel and toast notes. Long, creamy finish. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

92 Points A blend of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay, and featuring around 25% reserve wines, this is 100% premier cru fruit from the Montagne des Reims and Côte des Blancs. Almost a third of the Pinot Noir was vinified as a still wine. A deep coral colour, this is fresh and youthful, with rounded wild red berry fruit, and hint of rose. With some time in the glass, it develops deeper, complex, more exotic notes, leading to a long and lively finish. Dosage: 8g/L.

92 Points An enticing properly dry rosé with a slew of red berry aromas, including wild strawberries, but behind this is the structure of a serious chardonnay from the chalky soils of this region and it is the chalky texture that anchors this on the long finish.

91 Points The latest rendition of Ruinart’s NV Brut Rosé evokes aromas of blood orange, red berries, flowers and pastry. Medium to full-bodied, round and supple, it’s elegant with a fleshy core of fruit, bright acids and a long, delicate finish. 

92 Points This blends chardonnay (45 percent) and pinot noir (55 percent, of which 19 percent was vinified as red wine). They come together in a lasting essence of roses and wild strawberries, the wine’s fruit complexity amplified by the sensation of acidity, with its fine limestone abrasion. A clean, simple beauty from Champagne.

The nose offers intense notes of exotic fruits (pomegranate, lychee and guava) that develop alongside soft floral essences (rose) and notes of freshly picked red fruits (cherry, raspberry and wild strawberry). These aromas splendidly showcase the wine’s subtle, spicy notes (tonka bean and nutmeg).

Food Pairing

Ruinart Rosé is a delight to drink throughout a meal from aperitif to dessert.

It makes an excellent complement to fine Italian prosciutto (thinly sliced San Daniele or Parma). A starter of salmon, served mi-cuit or as Japanese style tataki, will bring out the many facets of this champagne.

It also pairs well with an exotic main course. An Andalusian gazpacho will awaken its freshness and vivacity; fillet of duck breast cooked rare and served with cranberries will accentuate its harmonious complexity. Winemaker Description.