Dom Ruinart, Blanc de Blancs, Extra Brut

Dom Ruinart, Blanc de Blancs, Extra Brut - 2010

Item # 47197 750mL
$284.97/ Single Bottle
$1709.82/ Case of 6
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Tasting Notes

This rich and intensely concentrated Blanc de Blancs is composed of 90% Chardonnay from Côte des Blancs, and 10% from Montagne de Reims. The wine spends 10 years on the lees under cork, the first for the house for their vintage Blanc de Blancs. Pair with chicken Kiev and some caviar.


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Ruinart is the oldest established Champagne house, exclusively producing champagne since 1729. Founded by Nicolas Ruinart in the Champagne region in the city of Reims, the house is now owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. The house was founded after the 1728 edict of Louis XV, which authorized the transport of wine in bottles. Prior to this, wine could only be transported in barrels, making...

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