Champagne ‘Cuvee Rubis’, Vilmart & Cie
Rubis NV is 10% Chardonnay, 90% Pinot Noir, macerated on its skins for color. In previous years this has been produced by adding 15 or so percent of red wine, but this disgorgement was produced as a saignee. The wine comes from the 2010 and 2009 vintages, all sourced from Rilly-la-Montagne. Like all of Vilmart’s cuvees, this wine does not go through malolactic fermentation and spends time in oak. For the NV wines, oak aging is in large cask from 500-2000 liter. The current disgorgement spent about 18 months sur latte and was disgorged in September of 2012.
cépage 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay
assemblage 60% 2012 and 40% 2011
info/source Rilly-la-Montagne 1er Cru
élevage 10 months in large oak casks
sur latte 24+ Months