Ruinart Rosé has arrived—and at an exclusive best price through CountryClubuk. Like a spring rose petal this wine has a remarkable golden-pink hue. It has beautifully delicate bubbles that caress the inside of the flute with undying finesse. The nose is fine, subtle, fresh and spring-like, evoking fragrances of red fruits, cherry, raspberry, wild strawberry and red berries. Their relatively young primary aromas present a wonderful bouquet.
Awarding 96/100 points, Tom Stevenson in Decanter, 96/100 notes in “The best non-vintage Champagnes to buy”, ‘Utterly delicious, totally fruit-driven and with surprising finesse, this is just the second Ruinart Brut Rosé cuvée produced by Fred Panaiotis, the young, highly talented new chef de caves. If he keeps this up, Ruinart, the oldest Champagne house, could be a superstar in the making.’
Awarding 93/100 points, Falstaff notes: ‘Light salmon pink, orange reflections; fine, persistent mousse. Nuances of fresh wild berries, underlaid with delicate tropical fruit, fine tobacco spices, a hint of orange zest and a mineral touch. Juicy, subtle cranberry and mint notes, fresh, well-structured, lemony-salty nuances, taut finish. A good companion at the table.’
Josh Raynolds, Vinous, 92/100: ‘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 flavours lifted by juicy acidity. It packs a serious punch but carries no excess weight and finishes stony and very long, with an echoing red berry character.
Wine Advocate, 91/100: ‘The latest rendition of Ruinart’s NV Brut Rosé is a lovely, vibrant wine that offers inviting aromas of tangerine, blood orange, plum and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and precise, tangy acids and a lovely mousse, it’s a ca-harming, comparatively vinous wine already showing well. Drink 2021-2031.’
This rosé Champagne has all the hallmarks of the classic Ruinart taste, with its unique Chardonnay-led freshness complementing the indulgent fruitiness of the Pinot Noir. Archives revealed that Ruinart shipped the first rosé Champagne more than 250 years ago. The exuberant red-fruit flavours make this rosé Champagne one of the finest, even now.
Ruinart Rosé owes its elegance to the marriage of the maison’s signature grape Chardonnay (45% from Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims) and Pinot Noir (55% from the Montagne de Reims and the Vallée de la Marne), mostly sourced from Premiers Cru vineyards. The blend includes 20-25% of reserve wines and 18-19% of lightly extracted red wine, resulting in a sublimely fruity blend of an intense golden pink.
Case of 6 bottles, 75cl. RSP £480 plus delivery. CCUK £436 including UK mainland delivery.
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