Ruinart Blanc de Blancs

Region Champagne, France
Grape Chardonnay
Category Champagne
Brand Ruinart

Blend – Vinification
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 fermentation
• Dosage : 9 g/l

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.

Ennobled and having taken the name Ruinart de Brimont in 1817, the Ruinart family has run the House steadfastly for over two centuries. Each generation has produced a Head of House with singular talents devoted to upholding the family tradition started by Dom Ruinart, its Inspiration, and his nephew, Nicolas, its Founder. Their successors demonstrate the enduring character of Maison Ruinart, and also its ability to welcome strong and varied personalities to enrich their expertise: Claude the Traveller, François Irénée the Administrator, Edmond the American, Edgard the Market Maker, Charles the Communicator, André the Rebuilder… and many more besides.

Nicolas Ruinart, a Reims draper like his father, started his first account ledger devoted to “wine with bubbles” on September 1, 1729.

This ledger serves as the birth certificate for the first Champagne House ever created. The first bottles of “wine with bubbles” produced were intended as gifts for Nicolas Ruinart’s clients who purchased cloth and fabric.

However, Nicolas was a sophisticated businessman and he had adopted his uncle’s pioneering vision and ambition  for “wine with bubbles,” and just six years after the initial bottles were produced
he found success.

In 1735, Maison Ruinart abandoned the cloth trade to concentrate on the burgeoning champagne trade. This became Nicolas’s sole occupation and growth was exponential with 170 bottles sold in 1730, 3,000 bottles in 1731, 36,000 in 1761, and onwards.

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