Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut NV (2 x 750mL), Champagne, France.

The blend is 100% Chardonnay from various years (20 to 25% of which are wines reserved from the 2 previous years).

Provenance: 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.

Vinification :

• Hand picked

• Fermentation in temperature-regulated stainless steel fermenters

• Full malolactic fe

Overview

The blend is 100% Chardonnay from various years (20 to 25% of which are wines reserved from the 2 previous years).

Provenance: 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.

Vinification :

• Hand picked

• Fermentation in temperature-regulated stainless steel fermenters

• Full malolactic fe

Region:
FRA - Champagne
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Expert Reviews

"The Ruinart NV Brut Blanc de Blancs is appealing in a rather simple, fresh apple and lemonade way – attractively garlanded in honeysuckle and heliotrope - its dominantly fruity character arguably influenced by the high proportion lots from Champagne’s relatively outlying Sezanne and Vallee de la Vesle, and certainly by the completion of malo-lactic conversion. A salty tang and piquant twist of lemon rind lend some invigoration to the finish and help temper the surprisingly noticeable sweetening effect of nine grams residual sugar. This is definitely for consumption over the coming year." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2013.

Winery Tasting Notes

Beautiful pale golden yellow colour with gentle green reflections, a vibrant, luminous colour.

Active effervescence with a persistent release of bubbles.

At first very intense on the nose, with fresh fruit notes, particularly ripe citrus fruits.

A second refined floral nose with notes of white flowers and fruits (white peaches,

pineapple).

A supple, harmonious attack on the palate, very rounded. Vinosity that is not excessive,

supported by excellent freshness.

Notes of nectarines, citrus fruits with a pleasant mineral quality in the finish. Long, very

refreshing finish