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Ruinart R de Ruinart Brut NV

Mix 12
£48.00
Mix 6
£50.00
Per Bottle
£54.00
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Description & Technical Information
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Although not the oldest wine estate in the region, Ruinart holds the title of the oldest established Champagne House. Nicolas Ruinart founded Champagne Ruinart in 1729.

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 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. Ruinart's Crayeres were dug by hand - the deepest measuring 38 meters in height beneath the vault - and their numerous tunnels criss-cross over a length of more than eight kilometres.

Since its foundation in 1729, the first established House of Champagne has taken pride in the excellence of its cuvées. The unique shape of its bottle is a tribute to the historic bottles of the eighteenth century. The Ruinart taste bears the signature of chardonnay, the thread that runs through all its blends. Present in high proportions throughout the Ruinart collection, this grape produces luminous and intense wines of unique lightness. The delicacy and complexity of the chardonnay is revealed over time.

R de Ruinart Brut NV is made primarily from grapes sourced in the Premier Cru villages of the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims. This approachable, pure and fruity non-vintage contains 20-25% reserve wines from the previous two years.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Grand & Premier Cru | Côte des Blancs & Montagne de Reims
Grape Varieties: 40% Chardonnay, 49% Pinot Noir, 11% Meunier
Reserve Wine: 20-25%
Base Year: 2015
Lees Ageing: 3 years
Dosage: 9 g/l
Alcohol: 12.5%
Drink: Now for 5 years

Tasting Note: A vibrant, clear yellow robe with glints of gold. At first the nose is delicate, fresh and fruity, filled with white-fleshed fruits like pears and apricots, as well as hazelnuts and fresh almonds. Several floral and spicy notes add an extra hint of complexity. Finishes fresh with the characteristic freshness of the chardonnay which makes up most of the blend.
Champagne Ruinart Overview
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Expert Reviews
17/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Bready nose with some real interest. Solid stuff – something to get your teeth into, in a good way. Very clean and neat and tastes as though it had quite a bit of age on lees.”
News Articles
  1. Ruinart: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    Ruinart: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    March 26, 2019

    As a winemaker, Ruinart Chef de Cave Frédéric Panaïotis is excited by vintage 2018, "a year of extremes." However, as a human, he's worried about what it signifies for our changing climate. We tasted the vins clairs from this exceptional year at the house in Reims.
  2. Ruinart: 2017 Vins Clairs and Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2007

    Ruinart: 2017 Vins Clairs and Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2007

    April 19, 2018

    Chef de Cave Frédéric Panaïotis talked us through the 2017 vintage for Champagne Ruinart. Although a difficult year for Pinots, we tasted some stunning Chardonnay vins clairs and sampled the upcoming Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2007.
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