The Magnum Company.

Ruinart Rosé Brut NV, Champagne, France - 1.5L

£158

The traditional Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is a firm favourite among champagne enthusiasts, and this twist upon the classic is sure to provide similar thrills. Building upon the existing recipe, this rosé adds a little intensity through some 15% of Pinot Noir. The result is truly delectable - crisp, sharp fruits, most notably strawberry, cherries and raspberries, are tempered by a cooling sensation of peppermint. Ruinart was the first champagne house to introduce rosé to the market, but there is much more to this bottle than simple nostalgia. It remains as much a part of the future as it does the past.

GRAPE

  • Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

WHAT IT GOES WITH

Mighty and meaty fish are a fine paring for this rosé champagne, while you can also enjoy alongside a well-prepared stone baked pizza or platter of cured meats.

ABOUT THE VINEYARD

If you know champagne, you'll be au fait with Ruinart. After all, this vineyard holds the prestigious title as the very first champagne house in the region. Established by Nicolas Ruinart in 1729 to fulfil long-held but unfulfilled dreams of his uncle Dom Thierry, Ruinart rapidly established itself as a purveyor of memorable champagne. While many of the cuvées produced by the house are blanc de blancs, 'R" combines chardonnay grapes with pinot noir and pinot meunier, all of which are grown in a chalk mine some 38 metres below ground level. Ruinart remains an exclusive champagne house, only distributing their produce through selected sellers. The Magnum Company are delighted to be among these chosen few.

N.B. Unfortunately, the Ruinart bottles are unique in more ways than one way - the shape of this particular magnum will not fit into our wooden gift boxes.

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