- Frederic Panaïotis first vintage at Ruinart
- Good vintage for chardonnay
- Drink now or hold for a few decades, this is a smart vintage champagne.
"Dom Ruinart 2007 is a 100% Chardonnay from grand cru vineyards, in keeping with tradition for the cuvée. Its typical style is one of exhilarating stony liveliness that comes from great Chardonnay; intense, pure and structured.
The hint of chalk, flint and oyster shells – like Chablis – is never far away, and there’s a touch of smoky white tobacco. As a reductive, non-oxidative Champagne with no oak, the ageing potential is exceptional – easily 20-plus years.
The 2007 vintage blend draws on 75% from the Côte des Blancs (Chouilly, Le Mesnil, Oger and Avize) and 25% from the northern slopes of Montagne de Reims (predominantly Sillery and Verzenay). The dosage has increased slightly, rising from 4.4g/l in 2006 to 5g/l in 2007."
Michael Edwards - Decanter