Ruinart Blanc Singulier - Edition 18


Ruinart Blanc Singulier is presented as a collection of singular Editions, that will succeed one another at the rhythm of the years marked by an atypical climate.

This Edition stands as a testimony to the climatic variations encountered by our vines throughout the year 2018. Benefiting from a warm and sun-drenched season, the vine's vegetative cycle accelerated significantly, leading to an early and bountiful harvest commencing in August. These distinctive weather conditions brought forth diverse aromatic profiles.


2018 was a particularly warm year in the Champagne region with an average temperature of 12.8°C, 1.1°C higher than the 10-year average. The level of sunshine reached a record this year in Champagne with 2,169 hours of sunshine (+19% compared to the ten-year average) and surpassed that of the scorching year 2003, while rainfall decreased by 7% with 659 mm of rain compared to the ten-year average of 706 mm.


On the eye: The wine’s color is a clear, bright golden yellow with subtle green highlights.

On the nose: The aromatic profile reveals juicy and sweet fruit notes reminiscent of white peach, mirabelle plum, and exotic fruits. Accompanying these fruity aromas are hints of yellow citrus fruits with candied peel, adding a touch of brightness. Delicate floral scents, particularly honeysuckle, lend a honeyed and inviting character. Subtle hints of aromatic herbs like pine, sage, and rosemary contribute to the aromatic complexity. As the scent evolves, gentle undertones of blond sugar, vanilla, and subtle brioche-like pastry notes emerge, complemented by a delicate touch of fresh almonds.

On the palate: The initial taste sensation is vibrant and lively, swiftly transitioning into a rounded and robust texture. This remarkable mouthfeel imparts a unique sense of expansiveness to the wine. It conveys a delightful impression of substance, offering flavors of ripe peach, pear, and hints of candied lemon, with the subtle presence of their velvety skins. The wine's impressive length is accompanied by enticing spicy notes, culminating in a harmonious finish of delicate vanilla nuances.


Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Categories: Blanc de Blancs

Appellation: Ruinart Blanc Singulier Edition 18 is composed of 100% chardonnay from 80% of wines from the harvest in 2018 and 20% of reserve wines. It is made mainly from about twenty vintages, from the Côte des Blancs but also from the Montagne de Reims, the Coteaux d'Epernay and Sézannais.

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