Shimmering, subtle and fresh, this half bottle of R de Ruinart is a fabulous introduction to a historic maison, which has made its name with timeless, chardonnay-forward champagnes. Cellar master Frédéric Panaïotis ensures that this benchmark non-vintage champagne remains true to its original heritage, exhibiting the mineral clarity for which Ruinart is renowned.
Established in the year 1729, Champagne Ruinart, is acclaimed throughout the world as one of the oldest champagne houses. At the same time, it also shares a place among the most esteemed champagne houses of the world.
Blended from 40% chardonnay, 50-55% pinot noir and 5-10% meunier, the grapes used to create R de Ruinart come mostly from Côte des Blancs, a chalk-rich area famous for its superior chardonnay, and Vallée de la Marne, which grows the pinot noir and meunier that add a soft fruitiness to the champagne. The cellar master also adds 20-25% reserve wine from the two years prior.
The full extent of its aromas will be brought out by a subtle, sophisticated dish such as lightly sautéed scallops.
40% Chardonnay and 60% Pinot Noir