Homage to the signature taste of Ruinart, the Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2007 reveals a genuine expression of the vintage in the most prestigious terroirs of Champagne.
A rather atypical vintage in Champagne, 2007 was marked by several rainy periods, yet these did not prevent the fruit from reaching optimal maturity and a nice acidity in time for harvest, which began in August.
A Champagne that is emblematic of Maison Ruinart and a celebration of the noble Chardonnay grape, the Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2007 combines 75% fruit from the Grands Crus of the Cote des Blancs (Chouilly, Le Mesnil, Oger and Avize) and 25% from the Grands Crus on the northern slopes of Montagne de Reims (Sillery and Verzenay).
The Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2007 captures the eye with its brightness and intensity, revealing shimmering green reflections, typical of Chardonnay.
The aromatic bouquet of the Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2007 is complex and dynamic, offering wave upon wave of aromas. The wine first reveals a pure mineral expression. The chalky touch of great limestone soils with hints of sea breeze and oyster shell give way to smoky notes, reminiscent of gunflint and blond tobacco. Fresh notes of springtime come through with lime, acacia and various citrus aromas, eventually evoking tangy notes of yuzu. Fagrances of tea and licorice complete the Dom Ruinart 2007 nose with a touch of sophistication and subtlety.
The attack is full-bodied, generous and creamy. The wine develops a vibrant energy, showing off an obvious tension. Fresh citrus notes give way to a finish, whose chalky minerality is punctuated by an elegant bitterness. A tribute to Ruinart's signature taste and an expression of a singular vintage, the Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2007 reveals the complexity of a perfectly aged Champagne and the purity of a great Chardonnay.
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