Made from 40% Chardonnay and 60% Pinot Noir, ‘R’ De Ruinart makes use of 40% Reserve wine and is aged on lees for three years. The wine is elegant with floral notes to the fore and hints of white peach and acacia on the palate. An excellent aperitif wine, this is a splendid introduction to the delights from this most ancient of Champagne Houses.
Dom Ruinart is a low profile, yet select, Champagne house which is steeped in history. It dates back to the 17th century, the time of the famous Dom Pérignon. It was founded in 1729 by Nicolas Ruinart in the city of Reims. Nicolas' uncle was Dom Thierry Ruinart, close friend to Dom Pérignon himself. Its Gallo-Roman chalk cellars are now a historical monument and every two years the finest wine waiters in Europe gather there to compete for the Trophée Ruinart.