Ruinart just introduced its new Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2010 vintage Champagne – and we love it!
The release of a new Dom Ruinart vintage Champagne is always a special moment. The Ruinart Champagne House, which was founded in 1729, presents its new vision of a single-varietal Champagne that takes up the old tradition of “tirage à liège” with natural cork: the Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2010.
The long ripening period of the Chardonnay grapes and the result of 20 years of oenological perfection lend the Champagne its multi-layered aromatic depth. The core element of this vintage Champagne is the return to the “tirage à liège”, the bottle ageing under natural cork.
“TIRAGE À LIÈGE” – AN ODE TO CRAFTSMANSHIP AND SUSTAINABILITY
In the late 1990s, the cellar master of Maison Ruinart was looking for different ways to add even more depth to the freshness of the legendary Chardonnay. Thus he came up with the idea of reviving the “tirage à liège” method.
Instead of crown corks, the bottles are sealed with natural cork. Its porosity allows the wine to mature longer on the lees and develop more complexity.
The Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2010 is the first vintage to be produced entirely using this method. The Champagne matured for ten years in the house’s chalk cellars, providing it with its special woody note.
DOM RUINART, THE GUIDING SPIRIT OF BLANC DE BLANCS
Champagne is made exclusively from the aromatic richness of the Chardonnay grape. The eastern exposure of the Côte des Blancs, the kingdom of this grape variety, and the north-facing Montagne de Reims, particularly around the Grand Cru de Sillery, the historic stronghold of the Ruinart Champagne House – these are the terroirs of choice for Dom Ruinart.
Here, the Chardonnays benefit from the optimal sunlight and ripen on chalk soils that have soaked up water in winter to gently release it to the vines in summer.
Maison Ruinart is proud to be the first established House of Champagne. In 2029 it will celebrate 300 years of existence, as it was created in 1729 by Dom Thierry Ruinart, a monk with an evident entrepreneurial talent.
LASTING ELEGANCE IN A CHALK MANTLE
This exquisite Champagne is presented in an innovative, sustainable “second skin”. The white, elegant, recyclable chalk paper protects the Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2010 and transforms the iconic bottle into an authentic sculpture.
The delicate lines and indentations run as if they had been carved directly into a chalk rock – an expression of the inseparable bond between Dom Ruinart and the rock.
We open a bottle of the new Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2010 under the motto of Coco Chanel: “I only drink Champagne on two occasions: when I’m in love and when I’m not.” Well then! Cheers to the new Dom Ruinart 2010!
The Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2010 is available now at a price of 275€ (RRP) from selected retailers and online at Clos 19.
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