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Dom Ruinart 2002, Champagne Ruinart

Champagne is specifically a sparkling wine made in the Champagne region of France; every other sparkling is simply that, sparkling wine.

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194,46 € / 175,01 €

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Winemakers Notes

Dom Ruinart, the visionary spirit of the oldest champagne House, was the inspiration for this exceptional cuvée. It is a rare expression from the most noble of Chardonnay, a magical experience, a genuine feast for the senses. Dom Ruinart 1996 is a blend of 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay, of which 60% comes from the "Côte des Blancs" and 40% from the "Montagne de Reims".



What to Expect

Champagne is specifically a sparkling wine made in the Champagne region of France; every other sparkling is simply that, sparkling wine. Made to be aged for a few to many years, in many languages "Champagne" is synonymous with "party". When young, Champagne exhibits the fresh fruit tones of its "cepage", or blend. Usually based on a blend the features either Chardonnay or Pinot Noir as its main ingredient, Champagne's fruit can range from citrusy to orchard fruits and even red berries. The wine gains distinct yeasty notes from its secondary fermentation, the one that adds the fizz, which is typically described as recalling brioche or bread. As it ages Champagne tends to lose its obvious fruit, which is replaced by subtle nutty tones and subdued elements of dried fruits.Winemakers Notes

Dom Ruinart, the visionary spirit of the oldest champagne House, was the inspiration for this exceptional cuvée. It is a rare expression from the most noble of Chardonnay, a magical experience, a genuine feast for the senses. Dom Ruinart 1996 is a blend of 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay, of which 60% comes from the "Côte des Blancs" and 40% from the "Montagne de Reims".



What to Expect

Champagne is specifically a sparkling wine made in the Champagne region of France; every other sparkling is simply that, sparkling wine. Made to be aged for a few to many years, in many languages "Champagne" is synonymous with "party". When young, Champagne exhibits the fresh fruit tones of its "cepage", or blend. Usually based on a blend the features either Chardonnay or Pinot Noir as its main ingredient, Champagne's fruit can range from citrusy to orchard fruits and even red berries. The wine gains distinct yeasty notes from its secondary fermentation, the one that adds the fizz, which is typically described as recalling brioche or bread. As it ages Champagne tends to lose its obvious fruit, which is replaced by subtle nutty tones and subdued elements of dried fruits.

Wine Spectator92/100
ProducerChampagne Ruinart
ColourWhite
Grape varietyChardonnay
Stile of WineChampagne/Sparkling
RegionChampagne
Priceabove 30 €
Year2002
StateFrance
Level of sugarDry
Alcohol level12,50%
Serving temperature6 - 8°C
Volume0,75 l
Paring with foodDuck, Veal, White meat, Poultry, Young cheese, Aperitif
Robert Parker94/100
Jancis Robinson18/20
Best wines90 and more

Founded in 1729, 60 years before the French Revolution, the House of Ruinart is one of the oldest champagne houses in France. The company slogan "Wines of power and finesse" sums up the house style which is both elegant and majestic. Sourcing their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes from the best villages in Champagne (grands crus and premier crus), makes Ruinart champagne an art form.

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