The attack is a hit of chalk, then flint and oyster shell notes mingle with the smoky aromas of blond tobacco. The nose continues into springtime notes, underscored with light aromas of sap, linden, acacia, extremely fresh yellow and green citrus fruit (lime, yuzu) and green fruit (plum). The subtle notes of fig leaf, liquorice and fine Chinese tea enhance the complexity of its aromatic bouquet.
The palate, which begins smoothly, quickly reveals a thrilling, stony liveliness and a deep intensity structured by notes of green citrus and grapefruit. The sap-infused and chalky finish is framed with an elegant bitter flavour. Dom Ruinart 2007 is a dynamic, sculpted wine that expresses the full purity of fine Chardonnay.
Since its foundation in 1729, the first established House of Champagne has taken pride in the excellence of its Cuvées. The unique shape of its bottle is a tribute to the historic bottles of the eighteenth century. Chardonnay plays a fundamental role and constitutes the very soul of Ruinart wines. The grape, mainly harvested from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims terroirs, is at the heart of all Ruinart Cuvées.
One of the most iconic features of this Champagne house is The Crayères. Dug almost 2000 years ago, these ancient chalk tunnels create an 8-kilometre labyrinth of galleries up to 38 meters below ground. These chalk quarries have continued to be used for cellaring their bottles for over a century; the underground galleries creating the perfect environment for aging at 90% humidity. The Crayères in the French city of Reims were officially classified as a historical monument in 1931 and Ruinart now offers public discovery visits of these magnificent cellars.