RUINART BRUT 2011
Ref : 485215
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 92.70 € / liter
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- Keeping level Ready to drink
- Service temperature 9°
Our food and wine pairings
- Fish in sauce
- Grilled Fish
Our oenologists' opinion
Bright and luminous lemon-yellow colour. Attractive open nose with a bouquet of dried and candied yellow fruit, mineral notes of gunflint then a hint of fresh menthol. Well-balanced, frank, full-bodied, the bubbles are present and fine. Nice character on rather mineral, chalky notes. Tight, elegant and straightforward finish.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Do you know ?
Classified a historical monument in 1931, "Les Crayeres" date back to Roman times. Located in the city of Reims, the stones extracted from these caves were used for the fortifications of the city. Offering ideal conditions for fermentation and maturation of wine, Ruinart was the first of the great Champagne houses to use them.
Domain and appellation
It was during a trip to the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés that Dom Thierry Ruinart understood the potential of his native region of Champagne in the development of the famous bubbles. Officially created in 1729 by his nephew Nicolas Ruinart, the prestigious home today continues to flourish through the signature: "The oldest Champagne house."
- Terroir: Ruinarts' champagnes are made from grapes from the Côte des Blancs, Montagne de Reims, Sézannais the hillsides and the valley of the Vesle. The Ruinart area covers nearly 17 hectares of vines but the house buys 90% of grapes from growers suppliers.
- Viticulture :The harvest is manual.
- Vinification: Ruinart Vintage is the original expression of the Ruinart Taste. This character wine is made from wines of a single year and from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, from among the best vintages of Champagne. La Maison Ruinart produces only this Vintage wine on the great years.
Grapes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
- Chardonnay : 45%
- Pinot Noir : 55%