Ruinart, the oldest champagne House established in 1729 by Nicolas
Ruinart, has created for almost 300 years exceptional champagnes whose inimitable purity, finesse, subtle freshness and taste draw on a unique expertise – that of Chardonnay. The elegance of the grapes from the Côte des Blancs and the character and body of those from the Montagne de Reims, complement each other well. With the finest grapes, skilful blending, extensive ageing in its 2000 year old cellars, and a uniquely shaped bottle, Ruinart defines its commitment to excellence and innovation.
A vibrant, clear yellow colour with golden reflections. Good brilliance with sustained effervescence and a very persistent foam.
At first the nose is delicate, fresh and fruity, filled with white-fleshed fruits (pears, Bosc apples), apricots, as well as hazelnuts and fresh almonds. Several floral and spicy notes add an extra hint of complexity.
The second nose reveals superb olfactory intensity on a more biscuity, brioche-like base.
Frank and direct attack on the palate. A balanced wine, rounded and full-bodied, with an attack scented with ripe fruits (greengages and nectarines). The finish is long, the well-integrated dosage giving way to the characteristic freshness of the chardonnay which makes up most of the blend.