RUINART BLANC SINGULIER 2019

RUINART BLANC SINGULIER EDITION 19


A SINGULAR EXPRESSION OF CHARDONNAY,
REVEALED BY A CHANGING CLIMATE

THE VARIATION OF A YEAR, WITH AN INTENSE EXPRESSION.

"2019 is a year marked by a new temperature record. Following the path of Edition 18, Edition 19 of Ruinart Blanc Singulier reveals these different aromatic variations, bearing witness to climate change in Champagne."


Frédéric Panaïotis, Ruinart Cellar master

EDITON 19

GRAPE VARIETIES AND TERROIRS

Ruinart Blanc Singulier Edition 19 is composed of 100% chardonnay, sourced from Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs, Grande Vallée de la Marne, Vallée du Petit Morin, Sézannais, and Vitryat.

Vinification of the edition 2019

  • Manual harvesting
  • Blending composed of 77% wines from the 2019 harvest and 23% wines from a perpetual reserve, with half stored in oak casks and the other half in stainless steel vats
  • Alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks


  • Complete malolactic fermentation
  • 3 years of aging in the cellars
  • Dosage: 0g/L (Brut Nature)
  • Contains sulfites
  • Alcohol level: 12,5% Vol.
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2019, A SCORCHING SUMMER


Ruinart Blanc Singulier Edition 19 joins the collection of cuvée editions, each reflecting the variations of a year marked by extreme climatic conditions. The year 2019, characterised by three intense summer heatwaves (23 days with temperatures above 30°C) and a record temperature (42.9°C vs 42°C in 2003), is emblematic of climatic upheavals. Thanks to a warm and sunny season, the vine's vegetative cycle was very rapid, and the ripe and early harvest began as early as August.


These specific climatic conditions led to different aromatic balances. During the tasting of the base wines, the oenological team detected these intense textures and atypical aromatic profiles. As a result, they decided to create Ruinart Blanc Singulier Edition 19.

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TASTING NOTES


COLOUR

The wine’s colour is a clear, bright golden yellow with subtle green highlights.

THE NOSE

The aromas of juicy and sweet white fruits evoke nectarine and Nashi pear. Lightly candied, fragrant, and fresh yellow citrus notes add a tangy touch. Scents of white flowers (musk rose) with more honeyed nuances such as honeysuckle blend with smoky spice fragrances (saffron) - reminiscent of those found in Ruinart Blanc Singulier Edition 18.

PALATE

The initial taste sensation is vibrant and lively, but quickly gives way to a powerful and enveloping texture. This gustatory sensation provides the dimension of a champagne that is both refined and indulgent. On the palate, notes of white fruits and citrus are present, along with more candied and floral tones. The wine's length reveals delicate bitterness, highlighting the wine's freshness and structure in the finish.

RECRAFTING CHARDONNAY


Adapting to the ever-changing natural environment, Maison Ruinart has perfected its know-how and created a new expression of chardonnay. Ruinart Blanc Singulier embodies the distinctiveness of each year's wines, reflecting the variations in climate and the essence of that specific vintage. 


In response to the evolving temperatures in Champagne, the shortened vine cycle, and the accelerated maturation process, chardonnay reveals an unprecedented aromatic repertoire, with intense aromas and texture.


To reveal these exceptional aromatic expressions while upholding the Ruinart signature style, the cellar master and the team have adapted their expertise. Blanc Singulier is the result of an innovative oenological approach, blending base wines from a specific year and from a perpetual reserve crafted exclusively for this cuvée. A new blend that preserves Ruinart's distinctive aromatic freshness for a blanc de blancs that is either lightly dosed or not dosed at all, depending on the edition of the cuvée.


Ruinart Blanc Singulier is presented as a collection whose editions reflect the years marked by an atypical climate. 

A SINGULAR VISIT


Learn more about the history of chardonnay in Champagne and the aromatic signature of the Maison during a unique visit of the Maison Ruinart site and its chalk cellars in Champagne.  


Extend your experience with a commented tasting of three champagnes. Taste the emblematic cuvée Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, Ruinart Blanc Singulier Édition 17 - an experimental version of the cuvée, exclusively available on our Reims site - and Ruinart Blanc Singulier Édition 19.


Visit only upon reservation.

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