Champagne Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs NV, Reims, France

Non-Vintage. The blend is 100% Chardonnay from various years (20-25% of which are wines reserved from the 2 previous years). Provenance: A large majority of Premiers Crus from the Cote des Blancs and Montagne de Reims vineyards for aromatic refinement, supplemented by Sezannais wines known to provide maturity. Finally, several wines from the north of the Vesle valley give a light, fresh touch. The grapes are hand picked. Fermentation in temperature-regulated stainless steel fermenters. Full malolactic fermentation. Dosage: 9g/l. From the oldest Champagne house in the world, founded in 1729. Aged in the ideal conditions of the House’s 2000 year-old chalk cellars. Its striking luminosity is enhanced by the clear glass bottle, a replica from the 18th Century.