Moët Hennessys Maison Ruinart Dom Ruinart 04

Moët Hennessy's Maison Ruinart Dom Ruinart 04

Moët Hennessy's Maison Ruinart Dom Ruinart 04

Category - Wine, Champagne, 12.5% abv

Available - Since last week

Location - UK, off-trade

Price - SRP of GBP150 (US$) per bottle

Distribution - Moët Hennessy UK

Champagne house Maison Ruinart has released a 2004 expression in the UK. Dom Ruinart marks the first vintage of the Blanc de Blancs cuvee to be launched in the country since 2012.

The grapes used to produce the iteration have been sourced exclusively from Grand Crus sites, with 69% coming from the Cote des Blancs and 31% from the northern side of Montagne de Reims in the Champagne region.

In 2011, Moët Hennessy appointed Frédéric Dufour to head up Maison Ruinart.

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Maison Ruinart, the oldest Champagne House since 1729, is pleased to announce the launch of the latest vintage of its prestige cuvée, Dom Ruinart 04, to the UK market. The release of the 2004 vintage of this Blanc de Blancs cuvée is the first to be unveiled since 2012.

Grapes for this Champagne were sourced exclusively from Grands Crus sites, chosen for their affinity with Chardonnay. 69% of the grapes come from the Côte des Blancs – predominantly from Chouilly, Avize and Le Mesnil – and 31% from the northern slope of the Montagne de Reims - predominantly Sillery and Puisieulx. Exceptionally shallow topsoils mean that the vines grow on pure chalk, with optimum drainage and mineral content to produce the highest quality Chardonnay.

The vintage is characterised by a silky directness sustained by underlying minerality.  The delicate structure combined with outstanding freshness is typical of the House of Ruinart and will allow the Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2004 to complement sophisticated dishes such as sea bream ceviche or lobster carpaccio.

Frédéric Panaïotis, Ruinart Cellar Master commented: “we are very excited to release the latest vintage of this exceptional cuvée to the UK market. With almost ten years of bottle age, the Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2004 displays characteristic richness and focus, and is showing very nicely already, but I believe it has the potential to age beautifully for many years to come.”

Original source: Company Release