Champagne Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV
Why we love it
The word "Blanc de Blancs" (aka white from whites) refers to Champagne (or sparkling wine) produces exclusively from white grapes. And Chardonnay is a popular choice.
Cote des Blancs - a region solely dedicated to the white grapes - is one of Chardonnay's most exceptional production grounds because of its predominant chalk soil composition.
There are many Blanc de Blancs Champagne in the market, you might have also tried quite a few already.
What I really want is to show you an original expression of "Blanc de Blancs" Champagne. This is a classic, elegant & very floral style that is well-appreciated by connoisseurs and sommelier from the 1st Champagne house established in the world (1729!). Something amazing as an aperitif, and beautiful together with food of delicate textures.
- Olivia, Penticton
- 100% Chardonnay - majority handpicked from Côte des blancs, followed by mix from Montagne de Reims, Sézannais, North of Vesle Valley
- Brut, 9g/L
- Vinify in stainess steel, thermo-regulated tank
- Fully malolactic fermentation
- 20-25% reserved wine
They love it too !
- Tasted by Andreas Larsson "...actually the first champagne house to produce sparkling wine in 1729...The nose suggests a lot of ripe stone fruit with citrusy note, a hint of nuttiness and creaminess as well. Some complexity coming from the ageing on the lees. Well balanced acidity. Lush and creamy finish. This is something I would happily pair with white fish, such as sea bass in a beurre de blanc sauce, should be pretty good " - The Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson