ABOUT THE WINERY:
Ruinart is one of the most important names in the Champagne galaxy, a true symbol of the most renowned region in the world for the production of large bubbles. The history of this world-famous maison is legendary and its origins date back to the 17th century, when the Benedictine monk Dom Thierry Ruinart (1657-1709) noticed the high popularity of the wines of his region in all areas of the Europe and begins to collaborate with the abbot Dom Perignon, from whom he learns the secrets of the champenoise method. It will be his nephew Nicolas in 1729 to found the Maison Ruinart, which holds the primacy of the oldest producer of Champagne. After almost three centuries of history, this maison has been able to keep its records high, combining pride and tradition with inimitable quality. His name occupies a leading role in the legend of the largest and most prestigious bottles, placing itself at the top of international excellence. Ruinart Champagnes are great expressions that arise from a very ancient tradition and savoir-faire and that never disappoint expectations. The strong point of the production is certainly the Chardonnay vine, the very soul of the maison. These white grapes, coming above all from the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims, are the fulcrum of all the cuvées, giving great freshness, aromatic exuberance, liveliness, purity and luminosity to the production. Chardonnay represents the common thread of all the assemblages made by the house and the base from which to obtain great expressions. The vinification also includes malolactic fermentation in steel tanks and the refinements take place inside very long quarries dug into the plaster of the Gallo-Roman era, considered a National Monument since 1931. The bottles of Ruinart Champagne are recognizable by a fresh, lean and traditional style, thanks also to the hand of the talented chef de cave Frédéric Panaïotis. Starting from the famous R up to the precious vintage Dom Ruinart, passing through the paradigmatic Blanc de Blancs, every sip signed by this famous and historic maison is equivalent to a fascinating journey through the centuries-old history of Champagne.