Ruinart


Ruinart 'R de Ruinart' |Brut |NV

Ruinart

Ruinart 'R de Ruinart'

Brut NV

$89.99

This is the mainstay of the Ruinart Maison and it encapsulates the notion of 'fresh' and 'balanced' with around 51% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and a little Meunier to finish. The Chardonnay is the very soul of Ruinart and mainly harvested from villages across the Cote des Blancs, Montagne de Reims plus some Pinot noir coming from the Aube Valley in the very south of champagne. 

The nose is delicate displaying aromas of fresh white pear and with notes of hazelnut and almonds followed by white floral tones, warm pastry and buttered brioche. The palate is clean and fresh displaying some roundness and lasting length.  

An easy way to start off your champagne session.

"Fréderic Panaïotis grew up between his grandparents’ chardonnay vines in Champagne, and the variety remains close to his heart, making him very much at home as chef de cave at Ruinart since 2007. The longest-established champagne house of all has an affinity with chardonnay’s freshness, finesse and elegance, and all of its finest cuvées lead with this variety, even its prestige rosé. Without the might of Moët & Chandon, the brand impact of Veuve Clicquot or the cachet of Krug, Ruinart lurks as the low-profile member of the Louis Vuitton–Moët Hennessy family. On Reims’ famed Rue de Crayères, its premises hide behind the grand street presence of Pommery and Veuve Clicquot. This is just as Panaïotis would have it. ‘In France we have a saying, if you live underground, you live happy!’ he says. But on its performance, Ruinart has no need to lie low. Its cuvées are pure and pitch-perfect, singing with the crystalline precision of chardonnay."  Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019

 Keep it simple here with some light foods, fresh bread, soft cheese and perhaps fresh apple and pear.

About the House

"Fréderic Panaïotis grew up between his grandparents’ chardonnay vines in Champagne, and the variety remains close to his heart, making him very much at home as chef de cave at Ruinart since 2007. The longest-established champagne house of all has an affinity with chardonnay’s freshness, finesse and elegance, and all of its finest cuvées lead with this variety, even its prestige rosé. Without the might of Moët & Chandon, the brand impact of Veuve Clicquot or the cachet of Krug, Ruinart lurks as the low-profile member of the Louis Vuitton–Moët Hennessy family. On Reims’ famed Rue de Crayères, its premises hide behind the grand street presence of Pommery and Veuve Clicquot. This is just as Panaïotis would have it. ‘In France we have a saying, if you live underground, you live happy!’ he says. But on its performance, Ruinart has no need to lie low. Its cuvées are pure and pitch-perfect, singing with the crystalline precision of chardonnay."  Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019

Food Pairing suggestion

 Keep it simple here with some light foods, fresh bread, soft cheese and perhaps fresh apple and pear.

Earth


Mineral

Foods


Brioche

Orchard Fruit


Pear

Nut


Hazelnut

Florals


White Florals