Ruinart, Blanc de Blancs
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Ruinart, Blanc de Blancs - NV

Item # 17043 750mL

From the oldest Champagne house in the world comes this blend of 100% Premier Cru Chardonnay from different years. The golden yellow color leads to a toasty nose and slight mineral notes on the palate.

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Ruinart's NV Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne is probably its most famous style of Champagne and is made entirely from Chardonnay grapes, sourced from Premier Cru vineyard in the Côtes des Blancs and Montagne de Reims areas of Champagne. Their elegant, signature style comes from four years' worth of sitting on its lees, just after the second fermentation, followed by rest in Ruinart's ancient Roman chalk cellars deep beneath the city of Reims. It has a healthy dosage level of about 9g/l, but is supremely balanced with bright acidity and is very food-friendly. The nose is a decadent, heady mix of fruit (apples, pears, apricots), butter cookie, and Meyer lemon. The palate has a lovely, fresh, fruit and bread character, as if you took a yellow apple and covered it in a honey butter. Delicious and timeless! Erik G

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About the Producer

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