Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2010 Bottle (0.75L) | Naked Bottle
An exceptional Champagne, a tribute to the Ruinart taste, the Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2010 is a great Chardonnay wine. Sappy, concentrated, both rich and taut, it reveals a great aromatic intensity.
“The combination of a tense vintage and a major oenological change: the cork print” – Frédéric Panaïotis, Cellar Master at Ruinart.
The 2010 vintage : It was a cool spring that marked the beginning of the 2010 vintage with temperatures well below the ten-year average. This persisted until flowering, causing a delay of five days in the vine’s cycle. The summer of 2010 started off well, neither too hot nor too cold, with a summer rainfall deficit of 25% compared to the average of the previous ten years. Everything changes in mid-August as the grapes begin to ripen: torrential rains (the equivalent of two months of rain) fall on the Champagne region. The extreme conditions of constant heat and humidity favoured the development of the Botrytis cinerea fungus, which particularly attacked the Pinot Noir and Meunier grapes. Fortunately, Chardonnay, which was less sensitive at this stage, was spared. September was a milder month. The harvest began on 15 September and the optimal quality of the Chardonnays was maintained until maturity and the end of the harvest. During the tasting of the clear wines, the 2010 Chardonnays surprise us with their richness: this balance in the altos allows our oenological team to express all its know-how when blending these great Chardonnays.
100% Chardonnay blend, 90% of which are from the Côte des Blancs (Cramant, Avize, Chouilly & Le Mesnil-sur-Oger) and 10% from the northern slopes of the Montagne de Reims (Sillery).
– Manual harvesting – Alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats – Malolactic fermentation – Corking – Manual racking – Minimum 9 years ageing on lattes – Manual disgorgement.