Chardonnay is the very soul of Ruinart. The grape, mainly harvested from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims terroirs, is at the heart of all our cuvées.
his vintage’s nose reveals the sweet, gentle notes of chestnut, coconut and fresh bread. This biscuity side to the wine very quickly gives way to the aromas of flowers (iris, lily-of-the-valley and the flowers of Seville orange trees) and citrus fruits (bergamot and citron). Just beneath the surface several mineral (wet rock and flint) and iodized saline notes make their appearance.
On the palate this vintage is initially direct but silky, sustained by mineral notes.The ephemeral nature of the Dom Ruinart 2004 is then revealed through citrus fruit freshness with touches of gentiana. The very long finish is characterised by grapefruit and kumquat zest notes with just the slightest hints of salinity.
- Champagne Blanc de Blancs