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  • Producer ranking ?

    45
  • Decanting time

    5min
  • When to drink

    now to 2025
  • Food Pairing

    Warm poached oysters

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COUPE OR FLUTE

The champagne coupe, or saucer, is shallow and rounded with a flared lip and a short stem, rather like a water lily whereas the flute is slim, narrow and very tall, like a tulip. With its large surface area in contact with the air, champagne in a coupe quickly loses its effervescence. These glasses were highly prized a hundred years ago, when it was popular to drink Ruinart flat.

The narrow opening of the flute preserves the wine's liveliness and bouquet. Although it existed much earlier, it was only in about 1930 that the flute superseded its broader cousin. Since then the flute has reigned supreme, even though in France it is still "Une coupe!" when ordering in a bar. On some occasions, Ruinart also prefers the standard wine glass which releases a wine's aromas unlike any other.

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The Story

« R » de Ruinart is the epitome of freshness and balance with generous proportions of Chardonnay (40%), Pinot Noir (50 to 55%), and Pinot Meunier (5 to 10%.) Visually, its radiance is crystalline with a shimmering yellow colour and golden hues. The nose is delicate and fruity displaying dominant aromas of fresh white pear and dry fruits such as hazelnuts and almonds, followed by white flower notes, Viennese pastry and buttered brioche.

The palate reveals a dominant freshness, displaying both tactile roundness and enduring length.

CHARDONNAY,
THE GOLDEN THREAD RUNNING THROUGH
THE RUINART TASTE
The Chardonnay is the very soul of Ruinart. The grape, mainly harvested from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne
de Reims terroirs, is at the heart of all our cuvées.

With its fresh aromas, vivacity, purity and luminosity, the Chardonnay
is the essence of all our cuvées.

The delicate, fragile Chardonnay will only display the full breadth of its aromatic richness after a slow maturation in the coolness of the Crayères (our chalk cellars): up to 3 years for non-vintage wines, and 9 to 10 years for a Dom Ruinart.

This maturation is a test of our Cellar Master's skill, required to tame
the capriciousness of this grape unlike any other. Brightness, intensity and elegance: in the combination of these unique
traits resides the miracle that is called the "Ruinart Taste": an exclusive personality, truly in a class of its own.

Food
Fresh and balanced, an ideal accompaniment to seafood such as warm poached oysters or lightly fired scallops and cheeses like Chaource or Langres.

For the main course, pair with sole meunière, chicken breast or poultry stuffed with dried fruit.

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Tasting note

color

Medium and Straw

ending

Long, Smooth and Round

flavors

Toasty, Bread, Coffee, Creamy, Nutty and Citrus

nose

Youthful, Complex, Seductive and Fresh

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Balanced, Developing, Medium-bodied, Round, Firm, Harmonious and Dry

Verdict

Fine and Outstanding

Written Notes

Bright yellow with straw yellow hue. Elegant nose with freshness and aromatic depth, Chardonnay-driven character, fine citrus fruit and yellow stone fruit. On the palate elegant minerality, well structured with creamy texture, convincing length. In the finish a hint of bitterness, adding to the wine's complexity.

  • 91p
Apple, sitrus, flowers, honey, licorice. Smooth mousse, round, balanced. 40% Chardonnay 54% Pinot Noir 6% Pinot Meunier 25% Reserve wines 2010 base + 2008/2009 reserve 9g/l dosage
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NOTE Djupt nere i dessa källare har flera av Sveriges bästa sommelierer tävlat med övriga vinvärlden i den prestigefyllda tävlingen Trophée Ruinart. Ruinarts viner har ofta en utpräglat rostad karaktär i kombination med en fin renhet och bra mineralrikedom.Den höga andelen Chardonnay gör Ruinart till en lagringsbar standardchampagne, som blir härligt rostad efter några år. För direkt konsumtion däremot är den inte alltid så upphetsande med sin svaga brödton och antydan till citrusaromer i den något vassa smaken. Mer pålitlig på sistone. Bjuder på bra finess och en skönt introvert kraft. Bättre än någonsin. Gamla årgångar är lite murriga och oklara i aromerna.
  • 90p
P: vivid, energetic, elegant, lemony E: linear In a nutshell: expressive Final verdict: The queen of the night
  • 94p
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Origin

Reims, Champagne

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