Region: Champagne, France
Perfect with: Excellent accompaniment for seafood and shellfish; perfect with a sea bass or bream tartare.
Why you’ll love it?
Ruinart is known for 2 things: being the oldest Champagne House and being a Chardonnay specialist. Their blanc de blancs is a blend of 100% chardonnay from various years (20 to 25% of which are wines reserved 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. Full malolactic fermentation produces a Champagne that's broad and rich.
Beautiful pale golden yellow colour with gentle green reflections, a vibrant, luminous colour. Active effervescence with a persistent release of bubbles. 1 At first very intense on the nose, with fresh fruit notes, particularly ripe citrus fruits. 2 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 3 Notes of nectarines, citrus fruits with a pleasant mineral quality in the finish. Long, very refreshing finishA vibrant, clear yellow colour with golden reflections. Good brilliance with sustained effervescence and a very persistent foam.