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Cuvée Précieuse Champagne - Yves Ruffin

Chosen by Master Sommelier Sebastian Crowther


This is the only place you’ll find this champagne in Australia because Yves Ruffin, with only three hectares of pinot noir and chardonnay vines, is one of the tiniest grower estates in one of the most sickeningly beautiful parts of the Champagne region: Avenay Val D’Or. Using only compost to enrich the soil, rakes and rotovators to manage weeds, copper to deal with mildew, and their hands to pick, the Ruffin family has produced a very dry sparkling that Jean-Marc Carité has described as ‘superb’. 

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Master Sommelier Sebastian Crowther praises this blend of 2002, 2003 and 2004 pinot noir and chardonnay for its fragrant nose and rich creaminess. Its brilliant gold colour, magic fizz and length have all been raved about as well. The vineyard only produces about 20,000 bottles per year and has been certified organic since 1971. The whole thing is nothing short of a French miracle.

Master Sommelier Sebastian Crowther

The winner of the Judy Hirst award for creating Australia’s wine list of the year, Master Sommelier Sebastian Crowther is one of only three Australians to hold this prestigious title and has snared the coveted position of Head Sommelier at Sydney’s Rockpool to boot. His focus for Sorry Thanks I Love You is on sourcing new and emerging small artisanal producers from around the world. So far he’s killing it. Meet Sebastian on our blog.


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25% pinot noir
75% chardonnay
12.5% ABV

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