Dom Ruinart 2009

Apr 7, 2021 • 2 mins
Team Grappers

Maison Ruinart is renowned for its exceptional champagnes that give pride of place to Chardonnay varietal and there really is no finer example than the Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2009. As the prestige cuvée from what is the oldest existing champagne house, Dom Ruinart is above all a tribute Dom Thierry Ruinart, the uncle of the Champagne House’s founder Nicolas. 

Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2009 is a truly unique wine, not to mention something of a rarity. Just 26 vintages have seen the light of day since the cuvée’s creation in 1959. What is sought here is an accurate expression of the characteristics of an outstanding vintage whilst remaining loyal to the Ruinart house style.

As is the case for all high-end champagnes, everything begins in the vineyards. Dom Ruinart is composed entirely of grand crus from the Côte des Blancs (Cramant, Avize, Chouilly & Le Mesnil-sur-Oger) and the northern slopes of the Montage de Reims (Sillery) and is aged for extended periods to give it all the time it needs to rest, evolve and mature. It spends no less than 9 long years in the depths of Ruinart’s chalk cellars, we’ll have you know!

This vintage would not have been possible were it not for the outstanding conditions of the year in which it was produced. 2009 was characterised by a very dry summer, optimal ripeness and perfectly healthy grapes. These are ideal conditions for the creation of wines that retain their freshness for many years to come.

‘What strikes me most about the Dom Ruinart 2009 is its fleshy yet crunchy style.’  
Frédéric Panaïotis
Cellar Master at Maison Ruinart

This exceptional champagne is set apart by its freshness, complexity, controlled power and elegance. It has been described as fleshy and crunchy.

It discloses a bright golden hue with almond green tints. The nose exudes notes of ripe fruit, white flowers and marzipan, a reminder of its long years spent in the bottle. The palate offers a harmonious balance between acidity, fresh fruit and a mouthwatering savoury character. It can be enjoyed now (served at 10 to 12°C) but will continue to evolve beautifully over the next 20 years for those willing to wait.

Are you searching for the perfect dish to serve with this Dom Ruinart champagne? Valérie Radou, Ruinart’s resident chef, recommends serving the Dom Ruinart 2009 with scallops, poultry or even a celery risotto with truffles.

Recommended RSP: 170€