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Champagne Ruinart R de Ruinart Brut
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Champagne Ruinart R de Ruinart Brut NV

Champagne, FranceIf you know champagne, you know Ruinart. The house was founded in 1729 by Nicolas Ruinart in the city of Reims, the year after Louis XV gave his consent for sparkling wines to be shipped in baskets about Europe. That helped Ruinart, today the oldest House in Champagne. Ruinart’s rotund bottle (always a hit with guests) contains 40 percent chardonnay and 60 percent pinot noir with 40 percent reserve wine from the previous two years. I love the mix of finesse and complexity from a wine that goes through full malolactic, yet remains fresh and vibrant on the tongue. The fruit is pristine with green apple, lemon pith and a lovely chalky toasty affair that wraps up the finish. As it is most years, persistent and elegant.Tasted: 05 November 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 76.99 BCLS QC 81.00 SAQ AB 78.99 private wine stores MB 82.43 Manitoba Liquor Mart Producer: Ruinart ChampagneDistributors: Charton-Hobbs
Blend: Pinot Noir - ChardonnayCSPC: 612671UPC: 3185370283905