Grapes that have reached a beautiful maturity were picked during the summer of 2009. Despite the extreme summer drought, the climate remains temperate and the grapes ripen in ideal conditions, free from disease. This is what allows the vintage to retain notes of intense freshness.
Entirely composed of Grands Crus, 85% of Chardonnay and 15% of Pinot Noire Red Wine, the wine will wait 11 years in the depths of the chalk cellars of Maison Ruinart, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Frédéric Panaïotis' choice, the cellar master to elaborate a vintage, the millimetric vinification, and the exceptionally long ageing time, make Dom Ruinart an exceptional champagne marked by freshness, complexity, and power mastered with accuracy and elegance.