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Ruinart Champagne Blanc de Blancs

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Primary Notes: Apple / Pear Peach Pineapple Floral

Secondary Notes: Vanilla

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Medium

Dryness: Dry

Acidity:

Tannin: Light

Alcohol (%):

Origin: Champagne, France

Maker: Ruinart

Grape: Chardonnay

Fermentation: Steel Only

Awards: >90 pts

Decanting:

Serving Temperature: Best enjoyed between 8 - 10 degrees

Asian Food Pairing: Oyster omelette, Sashimi,

Western Food Pairing: Aperitifs, sea bass, shellfish

Description

Ruinart Champagne Blanc de Blancs

Chardonnay is the very soul of Ruinart and the grape is at the heart of all their cuvées.

The Ruinart Champagne Blanc de Blancs is very intense on the nose at first, with fresh fruit notes, particularly ripe citrus fruits. It is followed by refined floral nose with notes of white flowers and fruits (peaches, pineapples. It has a supple, harmonious attack on the palate, creating a very rounded mouthfeel. The vinosity is not excessive and is supported by excellent freshness. Beautiful pale golden yellow with gentle green reflections. A vibrant and luminous colour with active effervescence with a persistent release of bubbles.

The blend of 100% Chardonnay from various years (20 – 25% of which are reserve wines from the 2 previous years). A large majority of Premiers Crus from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims vineyards for aromatic refinement, supplemented by Sézannais wines known to provide maturity. Finally, several wines from the north of the Vesle valley give a light, fresh touch.

Comes with a second skin case! Maison Ruinart teams spent over three years developing a disruptive packaging that envelops the champagne bottle like a second skin. The 100% recyclable eco-designed casing perfectly marries the emblematic silhouette of Ruinart’s signature bottles while preserving the integrity of the taste until the moment the elixir is enjoyed. This pioneering achievement is the fruit of a long-term collective commitment by teams at the Champagne house and its partners.

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12.5%

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

Super curated reduction here, heading into slightly meaty territory with grapefruit, toasted lemon peel and hazelnuts. The palate is delivered in a smooth, sweet-fruited style with approachable peach flesh. Drink now."

 - 90 Points

This is a fabulous version of Ruinart’s NV Brut Blanc de Blancs. The wine seems fresher, more vibrant and less obviously sweet than in the past, all of which makes this a far more interesting wine. The trademark profile of lemon, jasmine and green apples is very much in the forefront while the wine’s textural finesse and length are both first-class. This release of the NV Brut makes a great introduction to the wines of Ruinart, Champagne’s oldest house. This is Lot LAGJSAF.
Drink Date: 2011-2014"

 - 17+/20 Points

 

- 93 POINTS

A graceful Champagne, sleek and finely knit, with a subtle range of nectarine, lemon curd, almond blossom and ground ginger flavors, expanding on the silky mousse. Offers a lingering, mineral-laced finish. Drink now through 2024.

-92 POINTS

Ruinart is a Chardonnay house, so this wine can be considered one of its signature cuvées. With some bottle age, it is crisp while also toasty with secondary flavors that are balancing the apple and citrus fruits. The wine is well balanced, the soft aftertaste still in keeping with its crisper, textured flavors.