The NV Cuvée Rubis, a blend of 2014 and 2013, is unusually strict and severe. Those are not bad qualities at all, but this edition is especially focused and pulsing with energy. The cranberry, white flowers, grapefruit and white pepper notes are finely cut. In many years, I find the Cuvée Rubis to be airy and even a touch diffuse, but in this release, the wine is finely etched and sculpted, not to mention a huge overachiever. I loved it. The Rubis is 90% Pinot Noir (of which about 15% is still red wine) and 10% Chardonnay. Disgorged November 2016. Dosage is 9 grams per liter. 93 Points Antonio Galloni, Vinous July 2018.
The colour is pink salmon. The effervescence is long-lasting, giving birth to a delicate mousse. This wine is rich and elegant. On the nose, it develops intense red-fruits aromas (wood-strawberries and wild raspberries). This wine is full in body and well-balanced, very pure and full of interesting nuances. Winery Notes
90% Pinot Noir - 10% Chardonnay
Vintages 2011 - 2012
Ageing process: 10 months into large oak casks and barrels
No malolactic fermentation
RM or récoltant-manipulant. Driven by passion for their product, these producers bottle and sell their wines under their own labels. There is a potential for high quality combined with good value, and wines that might reflect the terroir of small plots of land rather than standardised blends. R stands for Récoltant ( the literal translation is "Harvester") M stands for Manipulant ( literally "Handler") These "grower" champagnes account for just under 3 percent of the total market.
Vilmart & Co. Cuvee Rubis Brut Rose Champagne-RM
- Brand: Vilmart & Co.
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 8
- SKU #: 3691