Dom Ruinart Rosé 2004

Cuvee: Rosé
Vintage: 2004
Dom Ruinart Rosé is always a unique blend. Composed of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir vinified as red wine, it has the character of a "Blanc de Blancs rosé". 

2004 Vintage
Following the trend of the previous ten years, 2004 showed itself to be a rather hot, dry year, without any particular accidents or “hiccups”. After a mild winter and a pleasant spring, the gloomy summer and a significant load in the vineyard raised fears of a fragile ripening. This was not to be the case. A dream September (+2°C and + 20% sunshine compared with the average, with 80% less rain) lead to a completely healthy harvest, with excellent analytical parameters.

81% Grand Cru Chardonnay, 69% of which comes from the Côtes des Blancs (Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger) and 31% from the Montagne de Reims (Puisieulx, Sillery), with the addition of 19% Pinot Noir made into red wine, coming only from the Sillery cru. Dosage: 4.5 g/l.

Tasting Notes
EYE: A pretty pink color, with delicate coppery reflections.
NOSE: Characterised by very ripe, sweet red fruit notes: raspberry, red currant, and wild strawberry jelly. This aromatic palate is completed with the fresh floral notes of roses, and a slightly mineral note (wet rock).
PALATE: A clean, crisp imprint which marks the palate, providing a cutting freshness to the finale. The register is always marked by red fruit and is completed by fully ripe citrus fruit: blood oranges and mandarins. Just like the Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2004 on which this vintage is based, a low dosage enables the purity and complexity of Champagne’s best grand crus to be highlighted.

Food Pairing
Will accompany both a seafood theme (salmon tataki, marinated tuna, etc.) and a turf-based dish (poultry and veal in particular). With several years of additional aging, it will pair with the same ingredients but with more intense, spicier and warmer flavors.