Maison Ruinart obtained three awards on the ninth version of the Champagne & Glowing Wine World Championships, the celebrated worldwide glowing wine competitors, because the Cuvée Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2010 was named Supreme World Champion, Greatest Champagne and Greatest French Glowing Wine. Composed solely of Chardonnay Grands Crus grapes from the Côte des Blancs and vineyards on the northern slope of the Montagne de Reims, the cuvée contains a classic with freshness and rigidity together with a serious oenological change because of the reintroduction of tirage-liège ageing.
Created in 2014 by wine author and critic Tom Stevenson, the Champagne & Glowing Wine World Championships acknowledge the world’s greatest glowing wines. Annually the competitors releases its information to one of the best champagnes and glowing wines, focusing on each customers and trade professionals. In 2021, Dom Ruinart Rosé 2004 in magnum format was named Supreme World Champagne. The 2022 winners had been introduced in London by a panel of judges comprising Tom Stevenson, Essi Avellan and George Markus. The world-renowned wine specialists carried out a blind tasting of every of the sparking wines in competitors, concurring that Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2010 stood out in 2022. “This award pays tribute to the visionary spirit of the individuals who have contributed to the excellence of our wines over time, from the vineyards to the cellars,” says Ruinart Cellar Grasp Frédéric Panaïotis.
The titles of Supreme World Champion, Greatest Champagne and Greatest French Glowing Wine acknowledge the instinct of Ruinart’s oenological groups, who determined to reintroduce the tirage-liège technique – bottle ageing beneath pure cork – for the Maison’s status cuvée for the 2010 classic. The primary trials of this return to tirage-liège for cuvée Dom Ruinart started within the Nineties. This return to roots elevates the fragrant complexity of this Blanc de Blancs champagne, underlining its freshness and dynamic rigidity. The fragrant tone of the champagne was surprising following the 2010 grape harvests, given the difficult climate in the course of the yr. Dom Ruinart 2010 additionally owes its excellence to 10 years of cellaring within the depths of Ruinart’s well-known chalk cellars in Reims.