Ruinart


Ruinart Dom Ruinart '07|Vintage Blanc de Blancs

Earth

Earth


Mineral Chalk

Foods

Foods


Toasted Brioche

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Yellow Plum

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

Reims

Reims

What to expect


- 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

$339.99

Club Price $322.05 (?)

Earth

Earth


Mineral Chalk

Foods

Foods


Toasted Brioche

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Yellow Plum

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

What to expect


- 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

About the house

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