Since its foundation in 1729, the first established House of Champagne has taken pride in the excellence of its cuvées. The Ruinart taste bears the signature of Chardonnay, the thread that runs through all its blends and produces pure and intense wines of remarkable aromatic freshness. This rare wine, derived from some of the finest vineyards in Champagne, provides a remarkable tasting experience and comes after 10 to 13 years in the depths of the Crayères. Harvest Notes: Dom Ruinart Rosé 2002 owes its unique character to its selection of Grands Crus: 85% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs (Avize, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Chouilly) and the Montagne de Reims (Sillery, Puisieulx) and 15% Pinot Noir vinified as still red, from the crus of Verzenay and Sillery. This composition, dominated by Chardonnay, lends the wine its exceptional freshness and enables long ageing. Its original blend requires all the expertise of our Cellar Master. The exceptional aromatic richness and complexity of Dom Ruinart Rosé 2002 is enhanced by its slow maturation. Pairs With… Dom Ruinart Rosé 2002 will complement to perfection savory dishes such as soy-glazed squab, wild duck with chanterelles and morello cherries, or even a slow-cooked veal cutlet accompanied by risotto al radicchio. Without question, longer ageing in the cellars will rank it amongst the greatest Dom Ruinart Rosé vintages such as the 1996, 1990, 1988 or the legendary 1976. Tasting Notes: The Chardonnay emerges simultaneously as round, precise and subtle. The finish, attractively structured with restrained power, allows the Pinot Noir to shine, with a hint of pleasant bitterness as a result of the low dosage. The Maison Ruinart recommends serving this vintage at temperatures between 11 and 13°C (51 and 56°F), in large tasting glasses to sublimate its aromatic complexity. It is also advised to keep Dom Ruinart in a cool place sheltered from natural or artificial light.