This is our Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne review.
Are you after a crisp, refreshing, and elegant Blanc de Blancs with many layers of complexity?
And what if I tell you that it pairs well with a vast variety of dishes and it usually ranks in the best French Champagne wines in Vivino?
Well, this is the wine you have been looking for! We liked it a lot!
Find below our Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne full review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.
Our Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne Review
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne review: What's its color?
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne review wine has a pale lemon color and persistent perlage.
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What does Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne taste like?
On the nose, citrus, brioche, passion fruit, and thyme are the primary aromas.
On the palate, it’s a crisp and refreshing wine with flavors of citrus, pear, honey, cream, and a mineral finish.
Is Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne wine sweet?
No, it’s not sweet. Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne wine is a brut wine.
Brut wine contains less than 12 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne review: Which food pairs well with it?
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne is a crisp, refreshing, and bubbly Champagne.
Bubbles cleanse the palate and as such sparkling wines are very versatile wines that can pair with many dishes and can be used throughout a meal.
Classic appetizers are French fries, creamy potatoes, seafood risotto, and salads to name some.
Meat wise go for turkey, chicken, and lemon chicken for example.
For fish, we recommend oyster, lobster, sashimi, fish & chips, and fried calamari.
If you are a cheese lover you should try it with cream cheese like Camembert and Brie to name some.
And yes, in case you wonder, it goes well with dessert too like macaroons, chocolate, Paris-Brest, and Saint-Honoré for example.
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne review: What's its alcohol content?
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne wine’s alcohol content is 12.5%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per gram vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per gram of carbs, which include sugar.
What is Ruinart?
Here is an extract from the Ruinart brand website:
“The House of Ruinart is unlike any other.
It was the first established House of Champagne in 1729 and inspired by the intuition of a monk well ahead of his time…“
This is one of the best Blanc de Blancs around that although it is a bit pricey, is worth the experience.
Citrus, pear, honey, cream, and a mineral finish will complement many dishes from veggie, pasta, white meats, cheeses, and dessert.
Try Ruinart Blanc de Blancs with seafood risotto, oyster, lobster, fish & chips, camembert, or macaroons and it’ll be a delight. At least it was for me!
If you have never tried it, I’m not entirely sure what are you still waiting for?
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!