Dom Ruinart 2002 Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Dom Ruinart 2002 champagne is a superb wine with excellent balance, complexity and depth. This is a highly rated award winning blanc de blancs prestige cuvee. Dom Ruinart 2002 ratings, tasting notes, and details are available.

Dom Ruinart 2002 Blanc de Blancs
Sweetness Level:
Category: Blanc de Blancs Prestige Cuvée: Yes
Ratings (on a scale of 100)
Champagne 411 96 Nov. 2013   Average Retail Price
Wine Enthusiast 95 12/01/13   (750 ml bottle) $150
Wine Spectator 96 11/30/13    

Tasting Notes
Appearance: Pale gold with tiny persistent bead.
Aroma/bouquet: Lemon, honey, white peach, nutty notes with fresh baked bread and flint.
Palate: Apple, lemon, rich brioche notes, chalky minerality.
Additional comments: Superb wine with excellent balance, complexity and depth.
When to drink: Dom Ruinart 2002 Champagne is ready to drink now through 2030.

Dom Ruinart 2002 Details
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Label: Dom Ruinart 2002 / 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 2002

Ruinart uses the méthode champenoise for their champagne production. Dom Ruinart 2002 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 2002 undergoes full malolactic fermentation. The House relies exclusively on gyropalates rather than hand riddling feeling they are superior. Also, the shape of the bottle makes hand riddling difficult. 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, typically 5.5 to 7 grams per liter.

Award Organization
Award Year
International Wine Challenge 2013 Gold
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