Ruinart R de Ruinart Brut


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Region: Champagne, France
Grape: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay 
First Glance: Pinot Noir Led, Apple, pear, fresh bread notes.

A most careful blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier commanding secondary bottle fermentation to create carbonation, Champagne is one of the world’s most celebrated wine styles. Connoisseurs have monk Dom Pierre Pérignon to thank for the discovery of its secrets in his abbey’s cellars in 17th century France. Vintage Champagne must come from a single vintage and matured for at least three years, and Non-Vintage must blend multi-vintage grapes for maturation for at least 15 months in the Maison’s signature style. Its allure is unparalleled, but Champagne offers something for every palate from the very dry and savoury Brut and medium-dry Sec to sweet dessert-style Doux.


93 Points, Tyson Stelzer

"Unique as the only one of Ruinart's cuvées to be led by pinot noir, and it shows in a vinous personality of intense red fruits, contrasting refreshingly with the linear minerality of chardonnay. There are apple, pear, hazelnut and fresh bread notes, indicative of the youth of this blend, but it is the chardonnay signature of the house that has the final say in lingering lemon zest and a finely structured backbone of minerality."