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.