2010 Champagne Ruinart Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs

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Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Champagne
Winery Ruinart
Vintage 2010
Grape Chardonnay
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (12.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2038
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This special cuvée is a tribute to Dom Thierry Ruinart, the Benedictine monk who inspired his cousin Nicolas Ruinart with his vision to found Maison Ruinart in 1729. Completely in line with the essence of the house, this valuable champagne is made from 100% Grand Cru chardonnay, for the 2009 vintage, 82% of the grapes come from the Côte des Blancs (mainly from Chouilly, Le Mesnil, Oger and Avize) and 18% from the north side of the Montagne de Reims (mainly from Sillery and Verzenay). This Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2010 vintage brings with it a sense of seduction. The 2010 harvest year started with a cool spring, well below the long-term average, which delayed the cycle by up to 5 days. The summer was quite dry, there was about 25% less rain than average. However, in August the equivalent of 2 months of rainfall fell in heavy showers in a short time. In the humid heat, however, the Pinot Noir and Meunier grapes suffered more from the Botrytis cinerea fungus than the Chardonnay. September was a milder month and the quality of the grapes was guaranteed from the start of the harvest on September 15 to the end. The champagne has been cellared for 9 years and is bottled with an extra brut dosage of 4 gr/l. The strong flavors and intense freshness of this vintage combine very well with food. Think of Périgord pork fillet with nutmeg, Jerusalem artichoke and roasted chestnut shavings or leek – roasted, pureed, fried – with potato and truffle sabayon.

The top of Ruinart is the Dom Ruinart - The 2010 Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, the first vintage since the 1960s to feature tirage under natural cork instead of bottle caps and was disgorged in November 2021. The 2010 Dom Ruinart has an intense, chalky minerality and energy but also a richness in the mid-palate to balance the balance. Candied lemon, marzipan, white flowers, slate and white pepper are some of the many aromas and flavors that take shape in the glass. As good as 2010 is today, it will be even better in a few years. According to Antonio Galloni's 2023 review, the Dom Ruinart 2010 is one of the most impressive champagnes ever made here. He ends with: "If there is anything better, I don't think I have tasted it!" This version comes in a beautiful gift box

FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this beautiful wine. We will send it to you automatically when you order this wine. The wine is stored in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you pick up the wine you will often receive a nice discount. You will see your discount immediately when you choose Collect in the Checkout page. We are almost next to the Rijksweg with plenty of parking. Click here for our address.

Vineyard for 2010 Champagne Ruinart Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs

Ruinart is the oldest surviving champagne house. This house was already established in 1729. Today it is owned by the prestigious LVMH group. This group also owns Louis Vuitton and Möet & Chandon. Champagne house Ruinart has spectacular Gallo-Roman limestone quarries where the champagne ripens in the cool dark. Ruinart champagnes are elegant and harmonious. They have a very fine acidity and an unprecedented complexity.

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Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Champagne
Winery Ruinart
Grape Chardonnay
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2010
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2038
Alcohol % 12.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling Yes
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 94
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Fresh, Mineral, Tense, White fruit
Drink moments Cadeau!, Iets te vieren, Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Romantisch

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