Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2006 (1.5L Magnum)


A tribute to Dom Thierry Ruinart, the visionary figure on the initiative of Ruinart's foundation, Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is a creation inspired by the exceptional vintages of Chardonnay. The first Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs was created in 1959. A rosé cuvée closely followed with the 1966 vintage. As for the whites, chardonnay is the key word for Dom Ruinart rosés. After the Second World War, the cellars of the house were empty, seized during the occupation. It is only in 2017 that the cellar master Frédéric Panaïotis finds what appears to be the last bottle of this very first vintage. It is preciously kept in the cellar master's oenotheque in the heart of the Ruinart chalk cellar in Reims.


On the eye: A very pretty pale yellowish green with silvery reflections.

On the nose: The rather subtle, elegant nose presents a very fresh fruity palate, mixed with floral notes: citron (a very sweet citrus fruit), stone fruit (nectarine and yellow plums), and just ripe white fruit with linden and lily-of-the-valley providing floral notes.

On the palate: Very fresh, delicate notes are found, completed by lightly toasted, brioche aromas, so very typical of the Dom Ruinart style. The 2006 vintage expresses itself in a very gentle, elegant, airy equilibrium, giving a natural sweetness highlighted by a particularly low dosage. The finale offers delightful citrus fruit notes giving a silky, refreshing acidity.


Smooth and silky textures will sustain the delicate balance of Dom Ruinart 2006. It expresses its full potential as a complement to sophisticated dishes such as white fishes, poached shellfish, enhanced with herbs, citrus zest and accompanied by a creamy element (cauliflower mousseline, fennel purée, etc).


Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Appellation: Assembled exclusively from Grands Crus. 63% Côte des Blancs (Cramant, Avize, Chouilly & Le Mesnil-sur-Oger). 37% from the northern side of the Montagne de Reims (Sillery).

Aging: 8 years on lees.

Current stock: 1