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Ruinart R de Ruinart Champagne NV

Ruinart R de Ruinart Champagne NV

17.5 Points Jancis Robinson
Ruinart R de Ruinart Champagne NV
17.5 Points Jancis Robinson

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A gorgeous Brut from Champagne's oldest and one of its most special houses. Ruinart are known for expertise with the prized Chardonnay grape and even in this classic Champagne blend the Chardonnay plays a fulsome role at almost 40% of the blend. It is long in flavour and persistence of bead, with eminent refinement and complexity. A Champagne of the highest stylistic class.

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$88.99 in mixed 6+ or $98.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

40% Chardonnay, 55% Pinot Noir and 11% Pinot Meunier

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

17.5/20 JancisRobinson.com

"Extremely characterful. Mineral, with some vegetal density on the nose. Extremely lively and fresh on the nose but with real substance on the palate too. Extremely satisfying, this wine addresses the entire palate. Quite long and complex."

90/100 Wine Enthusiast

"Ruinart, one of Champagne's oldest brands, produces a fresh, delicate style of non-vintage, with a soft mousse and good bottle age toast and yeast. The wine is edged with citrus, giving a fresh, apéritif style of Champagne."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Champagne

  • Colour

    Sparkling

  • Region

    Champagne

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    12.00%

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with SEAFOOD
with SHELLFISH

Taste

3

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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