Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2007 in Gift Box
This beautiful vintage champagne is an ode to the blanc de blancs style and the pure elegance of chardonnay. Dom Ruinart 2007 initially suggests minerality and smokiness, then surprises with a turn towards citrus freshness. The chardonnay grapes, from grand cru vineyards in Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims, impart a unique finesse, while time in Ruinart’s cellars bestows impressive aromatic intensity.
On the eye: A luminous and intense gold, with glints of green.
On the nose: Aromas of chalk, then flint, mingle with a light tobacco smokiness that evolves to a more springlike state, with notes of sap, acacia, yellow and green citrus, and just a hint of fig and licorice.
On the palate: Deeply intense on the palate, this champagne begins smoothly before quickly revealing a thrilling liveliness, supported by notes of fresh green citrus and grapefruit.
Simple fish and seafood work best.
Appetizer: Scallop carpaccio dressed with first-press olive oil – with its delicate, grassy flavors – is the perfect dish to begin a meal.
Entrée: This champagne’s texture pairs well with tea-steamed cod, baked in paper and served in a champagne consommé.