Frédéric Panaïotis, Maison Ruinart Cellar Master.
R de Ruinart 2015 is composed of 44% chardonnay, 44% pinot noir and 12% meunier, primarily from the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims Grands Crus and Premiers Crus.
2015 is a vintage that reflects a year with a contrasting climate. It started with extreme drought and significant sunshine. In August, rain and cool weather arrived, which were followed by a dry period that facilitated good grape ripening and ideal harvesting conditions.
R de Ruinart 2015 has a pale golden shade, with green and silver highlights.
The first nose reveals aromas of crisp pears and fig leaves. The second nose unveils spicy notes of fennel, cardamom, and licorice stick as well as hints of dried linden and green tea.
The attack is fresh. The wine then reveals itself to be full and creamy, with notes of fresh white fruits. Lively and elegant, the finish is supported by a slight bitterness and salty notes.
Maison Ruinart recommends serving its champagne in a tulip glass, or a white wine glass with an opening wide enough to allow the expression of the aromatic complexity and the evolution of the bubbles.
In 2020, as part of its continuous approach to sustainable design, Maison Ruinart committed to substitute all single boxes with its second skin presentation case, which is nine times lighter than its predecessor. This recyclable case is moulded to the shape of the bottle and reduces its carbon footprint by 60%.
The elegant case can be conserved until the bottle is served, protecting all of the Ruinart taste by shielding the champagne from exposure to the light. Suitable for cellar and refrigerator storage, this innovative design withstands ice bucket humidity and adds a new dimension to our serving ritual.