Ruinart Brut 'R de Ruinart' Champagne

Ruinart Brut Champagne is also referred to as Ruinart 'R de Ruinart'. This is Ruinart's house style champagne. It is elegant and well balanced. Ruinart Brut ratings, tasting notes, and details are available. Ruinart Brut is not available in all markets. Order online or ask your local wine store to place an order.

Ruinart Brut 'R de Ruinart'
Sweetness Level:
Category: Basic Prestige Cuvée: No
Ratings (on a scale of 100)
Champagne 411 90 Sept. 2012   Average Retail Price
Wine Enthusiast 90 12/01/09   (750 ml bottle) $69
Wine Spectator 87 11/15/03    

Tasting Notes
Appearance: Light gold with lots of fine bubbles.
Aroma/bouquet: Pear, apple, almond, subtle bread dough notes.
Palate: Apple, lemon, pear, nectarine, with flinty minerality and hints of brioche.
Additional comments: Fruit is more pronounced than autolysis, although more comes through as it warms. Elegant, well balanced.
When to drink: Ruinart Brut Champagne is ready to drink at release and for about 3 years after.

Ruinart Brut Details
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Label: Ruinart Brut Champagne
Wine Category:
Sparkling Wine
Region & Country:
Champagne, France
Type (Style):
Sweetness Level: Brut
Dosage: 8 to 9 grams per liter
Prestige cuvée: No
House Style: Yes
Vineyards: NA
Grapes: 40% Chardonnay, 50% - 58% Pinot Noir, and 2% - 10% Pinot Meunier
Alcohol: 12%

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Ruinart Brut 'R de Ruinart'

Ruinart uses the méthode champenoise for their champagne production. The non-vintage 'R de Ruinart' brut is composed of 40% Chardonnay, 50% - 58% Pinot Noir and 2% - 10% Pinot Meunier (varies with year of production). In order to minimize oxidation, Ruinart uses a pneumatic press instead of traditional champagne press. They also use inert nitrogen at every stage of the vinification process and only use stainless steel to preserve the essence of the fruit. The Ruinart Brut goes through full malolactic fermentation. The House relies exclusively on gyropalates rather than hand riddling. The dosage is typically 8 to 9 grams per liter.

The Ruinart family sold the House to Moet and Chandon in 1963 later becoming part of the Louis Vuitton - Moet Hennessy organization.



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