Ruinart Blanc des Blancs
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PRODUCER: On September 1st 1729, in Reims, at the heart of the Champagne region, Nicolas Ruinart drafted the founding charter of Maison Ruinart, creating the world's first ever champagne-producing company. This gave rise to an enterprise that continues to flourish and to prosper nearly three hundred years later. The intuition of his uncle, the monk who had first shown him the way, had thus inspired an initiative that was to make history.
In the mid-18th century, in order to store its bottles, Ruinart acquired its ancient crayères dug underneath the city of Reims. In 1764, the House shipped the first Rosé champagne across Europe.
Ennobled and having taken the name Ruinart de Brimont in 1817, the family has run the House steadily for over two centuries. Each generation reveals a Head of House with specific talents who puts his service to the descendants.
WINEMAKING: Ruinart Blanc de Blancs includes some 25–30 different chardonnay crus, predominantly from the Côte des Blancs, the Montagne de Reims, the Sézannais and La Vallée de la Vesle. They reflect the rich diversity of the Champagne terroir.
After hand harvesting, the fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats, followed by full malolactic conversion. The wine is aged in the cellars of Reims for 2-3 years and finished with a dosage of 7g/l.
TASTING NOTE: Visually, the Ruinart Blanc de Blancs has a brilliant robe with a beautiful pale yellow colour and slight hints of almond green and jade green reflections.
The first nose reveals intense aromas of fresh fruit: ripe lemon, juicy pear, or freshly picked peach. The secondary aromas are more floral with hints of white flowers, accompanied by a spicy touch combining ginger and pink peppercorns.
Balancing tension with roundness, the enveloping structure is highlighted by fresh aromas of ripe citrus and tropical fruit. With a long and delicate finale.