Blanc de Blancs, NV

  Ruinart

£269.00 for 6x75cl
10 cs, 5 btls
 
£294.00 for 12x37.5cl
4 cs, 1 btl
 

100% chardonnay primarily from Montagne de Reims and Cote de Blancs vineyards, vinified and aged entirely in steel tanks to enhance the purity of Chardonnay. Often referred to as the heart of Ruinart. Fresh lemons, chalk and delicate suggestions of freshly baked bread set atop a firm, refreshingly crisp structure. Bottled with 8 grams of dosage, the blend based on 2013 with reserve wines from 2012 and 2011.

Contains Sulphites.

About Ruinart

“Dom Ruinart, always 100% Chardonnay from grand cru vineyards, was created by Bertrand Mure, who was part of the extended Ruinart family. The sources of the base wines vary with each vintage but generally it's about two-thirds from the Côte des Blancs and one-third from the northern part of the Montagne de Reims.” Jancis Robinson

Appellation: Champagne

Champagne is the world's original and most famous region for the production of sparkling wine. A range of styles are produced from the Non-Vintage, through Rose, Vintage and more recently a host of prestige, Vintage luxury cuvees. The three permitted grape varieties are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

Grape Type: Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the most widely-grown and versatile of all white grape varieties. As a relatively neutral grape, it offers a near transparent map of winemaking style, climate and terroir. It is the ideal grape variety for Burgundy, where it serves to mirror the complex nuances of the myriad of terroirs found in this hallowed land. Chardonnay produces a variety of wines from the minerally and unoaked styles found in Chablis, the fatter nuttier examples in Meursault, to the tropical fruit-driven versions found in the New World. It is also the major grape variety in Champagne, where it produces lively floral wines, namely in the Côte de Blancs. It can be found throughout Europe and the New World thanks to its versatility. As a non-aromatic variety, it has an affinity with oak, whether new or used, French or American.