Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is comprised of 100% Chardonnay grapes grown primarily with Premiers Crus from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims terroirs, both prized for their aromatic finesse. Grapes sourced from the Sézannais hillsides are chosen for their roundness and those from Saint-Thierry massif for lightness and freshness. Ruinart seeks Chardonnays with a floral bouquet which will develop notes of ripe yellow fruit. It is this selection of vineyards which results in the freshness and unexpected roundness in the mouth that makes Ruinart Blanc de Blancs unique.
- FRA - Champagne
Panaiotis' aim in this young blend is "to capture the light of Champagne", the elegance and freshness of chardonnay. The wine articulates its philosophy vividly, driven by pure lemon fruit and delicate citrus blossoms. In younger disgorgements, there's a wonderful hint of struck flint, harking to the reductive nature of the house. A beautifully fresh and electric style of stunning persistence and linearity, giving voice to the full and gentle minerality of the premier crus of the Cote des Blancs. Rating 95 points - Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2014-2015
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale, golden-yellow colour with subtle green glints and wonderful luminosity with a persistent stream of fine and delicate bubbles.
On the nose, Ruinart Blanc de Blancs offers fresh fruits dominated by citrus fruit and pineapple mixed with notes of white flowers and spices (ginger and cardamom).
On the palate, a superb Blanc de Blancs is revealed with a clean, pure and well-defined palate. The attack is supple and full-bodied.
A very sociable wine, excellent for aperitifs on a sunny terrace on a summer afternoon. It is a wonderful accompaniment for langoustine or tartar of sea beam served with olive oil and lemon. Grilled sole or a white fish sashimi would also marry the wine perfectly.