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Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Champagne N.V.

Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Champagne N.V.

92 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Champagne N.V.
92 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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Elegant and refined, this is a true connoisseur Champagne. Ruinart are the oldest Champagne house - established in 1729 - and this gorgeous Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay is among the most bright and focused wines on the Champagne market. It seems barely touched by bready, toasty character and what comes through most is the extreme clarity and precision on the palate - pristine Chardonnay fruit and aromatics with a dry, poised finish. A superb aperitif.

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Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

Ruinart is a low profile, yet select, Champagne house which is steeped in history. It dates back to the 17th century, the time of the famous Dom Pérignon. It was founded in 1729 by Nicolas Ruinart in the city of Reims, the year after a Royal Decree in 1728 whereby Louis XV gave his consent for sparkling wines to be shipped in baskets containing 50 to 100 bottles. This opened the gates of Europe to champagne and thus makes Ruinart the oldest Champagne House. Nicolas' uncle was Dom Thierry Ruinart, close friend to Dom Pérignon himself and an inspiration behind the creation of this house after the Dom’s death. Its Gallo-Roman chalk cellars are now a UNESCO-classified historical monument and every two years the finest sommeliers in Europe gather there to compete for the Trophée Ruinart.

What The Critics Say

90/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Antonio Galloni

"This is a fabulous version of Ruinart’s NV Brut Blanc de Blancs. The wine seems fresher, more vibrant and less obviously sweet than in the past. The trademark profile of lemon, jasmine and green apples is very much in the forefront while the wine’s textural finesse and length are both first-class. This release of the NV Brut makes a great introduction to the wines of Ruinart, Champagne’s oldest house."

92/100 Galloni's Vinous, Josh Raynolds

"Light yellow-gold. Smoky citrus and orchard fruits on the deeply perfumed, mineral-tinged nose. Offers broad, toasty orange and pear skin flavors with an undercurrent of dusty minerals. Picks up floral and ginger nuances with air, along with hints of iodine and tarragon. Rich yet lively blanc de blancs with powerful back-end lift and finishing grip. (full malo; 9 g/l dosage; LAH9T)."

17.5/20 Jancis Robinson MW

"Extremely brisk and appetising - seems much drier to me than the launch offering in this new, clear flask bottle. Very clean and fresh."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Champagne

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Champagne

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    12.50%

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with SEAFOOD
with SHELLFISH

Taste

1

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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