Ruinart is the oldest champagne house, created by Nicolas Ruinart in 1729. The business remained in the family until the 1950's when control was passed to Baron Philippe de Rothschild. The estate was eventually sold to Moet & Chandon in 1963 and subsequently became part of the LVMH group. Today Ruinart is run by chairman Roland de Calonne, assisted by his chef de caves Jean François Barot. The house style is dry and crisp, with a dominance of Chardonnay over the two Pinots. Even in the non-vintage cuvées Chardonnay will typically account for up to 50% of the blend. Vintage cuvées will generally include over 50%. This delightful rose is a blend of 45% premier cru Chardonnay and 55% premier cru pinot Noir.
A gorgeous salmon-pink in colour. On the nose, notes of summer red berries with hints of cherry. Rich yet elegant on the palate with a fine mousse and subtle red and black fruit flavours of strawberry and cassis. The finish is smooth and lingering. Try with a simple roast chicken, wild mushroom risotto or a raspberry tart.