Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2018

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d om Ruinart, a Benedictine monk who learned the method of creating sparkling wine during his travels, brought that knowledge back to his home in Champagne. He was convinced that the vines from his native soils could create a sparkling wine of importance. His passion caught the attention of his brother and nephew, who, twenty years after Dom Ruinart's passing, created Champagne Ruinart. Today, the Ruinart portfolio is undergoing a modern-day renaissance and tremendous surge in popularity. This is mainly due the success of their flagship wine, the namesake of its creator, Dom Ruinart. The 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2007 vintages all marked a return to prominence in the eyes of the the press and collectors. Today's cellar master, Frederic Panaiotis has reinvigorated Dom Ruinart over the past decade, and the 2007 is a testament to that work, being the first vintage release that was created completely under his supervision. While consistently referred to as the "other Dom," Dom Ruinart rightly deserves its own recognition and attention. As a Blanc de Blancs (pure Chardonnay), Dom Ruinart is more akin to Taittinger's Comtes de Champagne or Krug's Clos du m esnil rather than Dom Perignon or l a Grande Dame. The 2007 is aromatically complex and alluring with a texture and depth that goes on and on. ✦ d om Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut 2007 VM 97+ » $139 "... The 2007 has the potential to go down as one of the great Dom Ruinarts. It is every bit that special. Readers who can grab the 2007 won't want to miss it." Antonio Galloni (1802112) C OM i NG Fu LL Ci RCL e The house of Ruinart is renowned as the first established producer of Champagne in 1729.

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