Dom Ruinart 1998 Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Dom Ruinart 1998 champagne has wonderful complexity and balance. This prestige cuvee is rich and elegant. Dom Ruinart 1998 was produced entirely from grand cru grapes. Ratings, tasting notes, and details are available. The Dom Ruinart 1998 has limited availability in some markets.

Dom Ruinart 1998 Blanc de Blancs
Sweetness Level:
Category: Blanc de Blancs Prestige Cuvée: Yes
Ratings (on a scale of 100)
Champagne 411 93 Sept. 2012   Average Retail Price
Wine Enthusiast 95 12/01/10   (750 ml bottle) $165
Wine Spectator 92 12/15/10    

Tasting Notes
Appearance: Pale gold with fine steady bubbles.
Aroma/bouquet: Pear, citrus, honey, floral notes, brioche.
Palate: Apple, pear, lemon, toasty almond, brioche, flinty minerality.
Additional comments: Wonderful complexity and balance. Rich and elegant.
When to drink: Dom Ruinart 1998 Champagne is ready to drink now through 2018..

Dom Ruinart 1998 Details
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Label: Dom Ruinart 1998 / Blanc de Blancs
Wine Category:
Sparkling Wine
Region & Country:
Champagne, France
Type (Style):
Vintage, Blanc de Blancs
Sweetness Level: Brut
Dosage: 5.5 to 7 grams per liter
Prestige cuvée: Yes
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 12.5%

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Dom Ruinart 1998

Ruinart uses the méthode champenoise for their champagne production. Dom Ruinart 1998 is composed of 100% Chardonnay from 100% Grand Cru vineyards. Ruinart uses the pneumatic press instead of the traditional champagne press to prevent oxidation. Ruinart also incorporates inert nitrogen gas during the production. Vinification is only in stainless steel. Dom Ruinart 1998 undergoes full malolactic fermentation. The House relies exclusively on gyropalates rather than hand riddling. Aged 8 to 10 years or more in the cellars. The dosage is tweaked at each disgorgement for this prestige cuvee, generally decreasing as wines age, averaging 5.5 to 7 grams per liter.

Award Organization
Award Year
Chardonnay-du-Monde 2010 Gold
Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2009 3 Stars
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