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Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2007 Champagne 75cl
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The prestige cuvée of Champagne Ruinart, Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is a Grand Cru only, pure-Chardonnay blend. With grapes sourced predominantly from the Côte des Blancs, this cuvée is a firm and muscular champagne with a reductive style that rewards patience if left in the cellar.
Weather: 2007 is an extraordinary vintage and one of the very few in Champagne when the harvest began in August. After a sunny and very warm spring, the months of June, July and August brought rather gloomy weather and heavy rainfall. And yet, these cool temperatures did nothing to counteract the vineyard’s early and rapid progress, with the grapes quickly reaching full ripeness.
News Article:Read the full write-up from the launch eventhere.
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | 63% Côte des Blancs: Avize, Chouilly, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger | 37% Montagne de Reims: Puisieulx, Sillery
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Ageing: 9 years on the lees
Disgorged: September 2017
Dosage: 5 g/l
Drink: Now to 2030+
Tasting Note: Dom Ruinart 2007 has a luminous and intense colour which contains iridescent green glints. On the nose, there is a hit of chalk, followed by flint and oyster shell notes which mingle with the smoky aromas of blonde tobacco. The nose continues into springtime notes, underscored with light aromas of sap, linden acacia, extremely fresh yellow and green citrus fruits and plums. The subtle notes of fig leaf, liquorice and fine Chinese tea enhance the complexity of the aromatic bouquet. The palate, which begins smoothly, quickly reveals a thrilling, stony liveliness and a deep intensity structured by notes of green citrus and grapefruit. The sap-infused and chalky finish is framed with an elegant bitter flavour. Dom Ruinart 2007 is a dynamic, sculpted wine that expresses the full purity of fine Chardonnay.
Famed for their affinity for the white-grape variety, Chardonnay dominates the blend in all of Ruinart's finest cuvées, even their prestige rosé. Favouring the reductive style, they use a a pneumatic press to guard the juice against oxidation and deploy nitrogen gas to protect the wine at every production stage. They are also adverse to oak and vinify all of their wines in stainless-steel tanks. Cosmopolitan and savvy, Ruinart produce approachable, muscular and vinous champagnes that deserve recognition beyond the trade industry within which they are currently most well-known.
Cellar Master: Frédéric Panaïotis
Winery Location: Reims | Champagne, France
Champagne Region: Montagne de Reims
Annual Production (bottles): Undisclosed
Q&A: Champagne Ruinart's Master Blender wine-searcher.com, 28th April 2015
10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Ruinart wine-searcher.com, 13th November 2013
Vintage Overviews Grand & Premier Crus Explained
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His uncle, a learned Benedictine monk called Dom Thierry Ruinart – who was a friend and confidant of Dom Pérignon – had incredible insight. He foretold that this new ‘wine with bubbles’, developed in his native region of Champagne and which the royal courts of Europe adored, was destined for a bright future.
Ruinart’s chalk mines are like underground cathedrals. Classified as a historical monument in 1931, these grandiose cellars were dug by hand and their numerous tunnels criss-cross over a length of more than eight kilometres. Luminous white, these chalk mines spread over three levels offer a total absence of vibration and a constant temperature and hygrometry: ideal conditions for the fermentation and maturation of Ruinart cuvées.
Driven by a constant quest for excellence, the house selected Chardonnay, a rare and fragile grape variety, as the common thread for all of its cuvées. The champagnes are exquisite and of exceptional quality but this Champagne house remains a name known mainly to the trade – at the loss of consumers who are missing something truly special!