Champagne Ruinart Brut Rosé NV, Reims, France

From the oldest Champagne house in the world, founded in 1729. Blend constructed on a base of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, mostly classified as Premiers Crus with 20-25% coming from wines reserved from the 2 previous years. 45% of the Chardonnay is from the Cote des Blancs and Montagene de Reims vineyards. 55% of the Pinot Noir is from the Montage de Reims and the Vallee de la Marne vineyards, 18 to 19% of which has been made into red wine. The grapes are hand picked. Fermentation in temperature-regulated steel fermenters. For the red wine, short maceration and light extraction. Full malolactic fermentation. Dosage: 9g/l. The color is a delicate pomegranate pink with very slightly orange reflections.