NV Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Champagne
Region: Reims, France
Winemaker: Frederic Panaiotis
Established Date: First established House of Champagne in 1729
The blend is 100% Chardonnay from various years (20 to 25% of which are reserve wines from the 2 previous years) The extraction of the must through a gentle and progressive pressing process that maximizes the grapes aromatic potential. The must is transferred to thermo regulated stainless steel vats, where the alcoholic fermentation begins at low temperature. The Cellar Master tastes each clear wine before blending, to achieve the ideal, balanced and harmonious blend of the Ruinart taste. After the visual assessment of the wines begins the mechanical process of “riddling”, which slowly turns the bottles from horizontal to vertical, leading the sediment to collect in the bottle’s neck. This step is carried out using “gyropalettes”, a machine that reproduce the riddling movement once carried out by human hands. The unique shape of the bottle is a tribute to the historic bottles of the 18th century.
Sommelier’s Recommendation: A champagne that doesn’t need any presentation, with its pale golden yellow color and fine bubbles. A masterpiece of quality and history. My first encounter was when I’ve visited the underground chalk cellar at Maison Ruinart: the Banc de Blanc was resting in the pupitre (wine racks) and you could almost hear the wine breathing. An experience that I will never forget. An excellent champagne for aperitifs, but also complement to seafood and shellfish.
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