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Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs 'Second Skin' Champagne

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$80.00

A case to preserve the integrity of the Ruinart taste until serving. Innovative, eco-conceived and authentic, the second skin packaging crystallizes the sustainable commitment of Maison Ruinart

AN ECO-DESIGNED PACKAGING

Two years of research and development were needed to get back to the essential: a 100% paper and entirely recyclable case, moulded to the shape of the bottle.

This case is 9 times lighter than its predecessor and produced without incurring any airfreight, resulting in a 60% reduction in its carbon impact according to the BEE (Bilan Environnemental des Emballages) and ADEME (Agence de l'environnement et de la maîtrise de l'énergie) methodology.

The second skin packaging was developed with manufacturing partners, Pusterla 1880 and James Cropper. The manufacturer James Cropper was established in 1845, on the shores of the Lake District National Park between Scotland and England, where it developed a unique savoir-faire. The family business is specialized in paper, respectfully leading innovations amidst a landscape classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The water indispensable to the creation of the second skin case is drawn from the site, 91% of which is clean enough to be released back into the river after manufacture. The result is obtained without the use of plastic or glue. 

Maison Ruinart puts its leadership role in service of sustainable development. 

This approach results from multiple technological challenges, focusing the efforts on a unique material—namely cellulose fibers, or pulped paper.

Where a big gift box made sense in the past, an entirely recyclable cloak composed of 100% natural wood fibers is a more suitable fit today. The sustainable innovation of the second skin case extolls a return to nature and to the natural: it aims to reduce waste and recycle materials without denaturing experience or taste. 

Winemaker Notes: The wine shows a superb, golden yellow color with a beautiful luminosity and a fine and persistent mousse. The nose is clean and intense with warm, rich notes of brioche, French toast and roasted almonds. On the palate the wine is very supple and harmonious, with notes of honey and minerals on the long, sustained finish. Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is produced from a blend of 100% premiers crus Chardonnay grapes from the best of recent vintages. Grapes from the estate vineyards in Sillery and Brimont (ancestral home of the Ruinart family) are joined by carefully selected grapes from other premiers crus vineyards in the Côte de Blancs and the Montagne de Reims.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM


James Suckling - "A very appealing and satisfying style that fully captures the elegance and poise of chardonnay. The aromas here are all based around lemons, grapefruit, honey, fresh floral notes, stone fruits and toasty autolysis – which is somewhat of a signature for this Champagne. The palate delivers a ripe, flavorsome impression of peach custard and lemon crème brûlée. The acidity is nicely placed and the the finish upbeat with vibrant fruit expression."


Wine Spectator - "Smoky mineral and spice accents meet creamy layers of poached white peach and lemon meringue pie in this bright and creamy blanc de blancs Champagne. Harmonious, with a long, aromatic finish of acacia blossom and honey. Drink now through 2022."


Wine Enthusiast - "Ruinart is a Chardonnay house, so this wine can be considered one of its signature cuvées. With some bottle age, it is crisp while also toasty with secondary flavors that are balancing the apple and citrus fruits. The wine is well balanced, the soft aftertaste still in keeping with its crisper, textured flavors."


Robert Parker- "This is a fabulous version of Ruinart’s NV Brut Blanc de Blancs. The wine seems fresher, more vibrant and less obviously sweet than in the past, all of which makes this a far more interesting wine. The trademark profile of lemon, jasmine and green apples is very much in the forefront while the wine’s textural finesse and length are both first-class. This release of the NV Brut makes a great introduction to the wines of Ruinart, Champagne’s oldest house."

 

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Country France
Region Champagne
Winery Ruinart
Grape Varietals Champagne Blend
Size 750 milliliter
Includes Gift Packaging Yes
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