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Champagne ‘Cuvee Rubis’, Vilmart & Cie

Rubis NV is 10% Chardonnay, 90% Pinot Noir, macerated on its skins for color. In previous years this has been produced by adding 15 or so percent of red wine, but this disgorgement was produced as a saignee. The wine comes from the 2010 and 2009 vintages, all sourced from Rilly-la-Montagne. Like all of Vilmart’s cuvees, this wine does not go through malolactic fermentation and spends time in oak. For the NV wines, oak aging is in large cask from 500-2000 liter. The current disgorgement spent about 18 months sur latte and was disgorged in September of 2012.

cépage 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay
assemblage 60% 2012 and 40% 2011
info/source Rilly-la-Montagne 1er Cru
malo No
élevage 10 months in large oak casks
sur latte 24+ Months

Producer:
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Montagne de Reims
Variety:
Blend- Champagne
Color:
Rose
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Sustainable
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

The current blend is 80% 2012 and 20% ’11, deg. 10/2014. It’s 90-10 PN/CH. At some point this year it will be superseded by a ’13-’12 blend.  It remains a gracious and sophisticated Rosé, among the classiest in all of Champagne. -Terry Theise

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