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. Born in 1764, Ruinart Rosé is the gourmet expression of the Ruinart taste. The Chardonnay provides finesse, elegance and freshness; the Pinot Noir provides a subtle fruitiness. Harvest Notes Blend constructed on a base of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, mostly classified as Premiers Crus with 20 to 25% coming from wines reserved from the 2 previous years. 45% of the Chardonnay is from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims vineyards ; 55% of the Pinot Noir is from the Montagne de Reims and the Vallée de la Marne vineyards ; 18 to 19% of which has been made into red wine. Pairs With Ruinart Rosé is a truly festive champagne, which is a delight to drink throughout a meal from aperitif to dessert. It will be enhanced by thin slices of fine Italian prosciutto (San Daniele, Parma, etc.). A starter of mi-cuit salmon, or salmon prepared as a Japanese “tataki”, will reveal its many facets. For a main course, it will be an admirable accompaniment for a leg of milk-fed lamb or a low temperature cooked veal filet. At the end of the meal it will find its full expression with a berry soup enhanced with an excellent Modena balsamic vinegar. Tasting Notes With its very recognizable bottle from the 18th Century, Ruinart Rosé takes on a charming springtime color of delicate pomegranate rosé with very light orange reflections. The sparkling, light effervescence has a persistent ring of beads. The first olfactory notes allow the smooth aromas of freshly gathered red fruit (cherry, raspberry and wild strawberry) to develop, adorned with soft floral and exuberant tropical fruit fragrances (rose, pomegranate, lychee and guava) and sharpened by several spicy notes (tonka bean and nutmeg).