Ruinart 'Blanc de Blanc' Brut NV, Champagne, France - 1.5l
Straw yellow to the eye and offering a bouquet of ripe fruit, especially nectarine on the nose, the first state of "R" comes before you vent raise a flute to your lips. Once you do so, you will not be disappointed. This is an immaculately balanced champagne, with a creamy concoction of coffee, brioche, green apples and almonds countered by just a hint of Chardonnay-influenced bitterness and acidity. The finish is also lengthy, ensuring that you'll soon find yourself seeking a refreshing refill before it's too late. "R" is an effortlessly elegant champagne that feels truly timeless and decadent upon the palate.
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier
WHAT IT GOES WITH
Blanc de Blanc is an ideal aperitif for any occasion, whether celebrating an event or simply seeking to stimulate the appetite ahead of a gourmet meal. Alternatively, pair with champagne with shellfish - oysters and scallops make a particularly outstanding accompaniment - or grilled fish. Creamy cheeses also match well.
ABOUT THE VINEYARD
If you know champagne, you'll be au fait with Ruinart. After all, this vineyard holds the prestigious title as the very first champagne house in the region. Established by Nicolas Ruinart in 1729 to fulfil long-held but unfulfilled dreams of his uncle Dom Thierry, Ruinart rapidly established itself as a purveyor of memorable champagne. While many of the cuvées produced by the house are blanc de blancs, 'R" combines chardonnay grapes with pinot noir and pinot meunier, all of which are grown in a chalk mine some 38 metres below ground level. Ruinart remains an exclusive champagne house, only distributing their produce through selected sellers. The Magnum Company are delighted to be among these chosen few.
N.B. Unfortunately, the Ruinart bottles are unique in more ways than one way - the shape of this particular magnum will not fit into our wooden gift boxes.
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