The spectacular brightness of Dom Ruinart 2002 makes it the quintessential Champagne for
aperitifs. Softened by a few extra months of aging, it will also pair perfectly with food which
compliments its mineral qualities and fruity character: fine slices of scallops marinated in seaweed
and tomato water or a marinade of scampi and a light kaffir lime peel cream.
Dom Ruinart 2002 is born from a great vintage and cellaring it for several years will be advantageous
when pairing it with dishes with very intense flavours.
The colour is a delicate pomegranate pink with very slightly orange reflections. The sparkling, light
effervescence has a persistent foam.
The nose is subtle and fresh, first offering an original palette of tropical fruits (guava and lychee)
and small berries (raspberries, cherries and wild strawberries) in the first instance. These are
followed by rose and pomegranate notes which complete the complex, intense aromatic profile,
dominated by somewhat undeveloped primary aromas.
On the palate the attack is distinct and full, cradled by a gentle effervescence. The aromas of
freshly picked berries are fully expressed. The balance brings together a delightful freshness and
voluptuous body, expressed by an elegant bracing touch of mint and pink grapefruit.