The “R” Ruinart half-bottle is the ideal format for your gifts occasions and one to one tastings.
Ruinart’s R champagne embodies the spirit of the Ruinart Champagne House: a constant demand, a pure and refined spirit, the luminous dominance of Chardonnay and a unique bottle, characteristic of Ruinart champagnes.
The half-bottle format (0.375l) is ideal for your one-to-one tasting moments, your small attentions, your gifts and corporate events.
The colour is bright and limpid, yellow with golden glints. Beautiful brilliance with sustained effervescence and a persistent bead.
The first nose is fine, fresh and fruity, with notes of white fruits (pear, reinette apple), apricot as well as hazelnut and fresh almond. Some floral and spicy notes add an extra layer of complexity. The second nose reveals a beautiful olfactory intensity, on a more brioche and biscuity background.
Perfectly balanced, the palate is supple and suave, delivering aromas of yellow fruit, ripe stone fruit and mirabelle plum tart. A beautiful roundness, paired with harmony and a nice persistence, envelops the palate. The finish is long, the well-integrated dosage gives way to a freshness characteristic of Chardonnay, which dominates the blend.
A perfect champagne for aperitifs whatever the occasion, which can also be served as a starter with light and refined dishes such as poached oysters, scallops a la plancha or as a main course with sole meunière or tender poultry stuffed with dried fruit. It can also pair with local cheeses with a short maturation period, such as a Chaource or a creamy Langres.
Blend : Ruinart's signature cuvée is a blend of 40% Chardonnay, 40-45% Pinot Noir and 10-15% Meunier, including 25-30% reserve wines from the two years preceding the base.
Vinification : Harvests are made by hand. Alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation.
Dosage : 8 g/litre