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Ruinart is the oldest established House of Champagne in the world. Founded in the city of Reims, the brand has been producing nothing but champagne since 1729. The company remains at the head of the champagne field, offering fine champagnes in three styles that are sure to please the palate and the soul: Blanc De Blancs, Rosé, and Dom Ruinart.
The House of Ruinart was founded in September 1729. This came on the heels of a declaration by King Louis XV in 1728 which permitted champagne to be transported in bottles, allowing the product to travel much further than in the barrels previously used. This meant that champagne could be enjoyed in distant markets, far from the champagne region itself.
In the mid-18th century, Ruinart acquired ancient crayères under the city of Reims. These chalk quarries, which gained classification as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2015, serve as the cool location in which the Ruinart champagnes slowly mature.
Ruinart Rosé was the very first rosé champagne to ever exist, as well as the first rosé champagne to be shipped across Europe. First appearing over 250 years ago, this excellent wine remains as an essential part of the Ruinart line.
There are three types of champagne in the Ruinart portfolio. All are hand-labelled and numbered.
Ruinart Blanc De Blancs is a 100% Chardonnay blend. Beautiful, pale yellow with persistent bubbles, this spirit is rounded, fresh, and refined. Perfect for aperitifs, seafood, and shellfish.
Ruinart Rosé is made using a blend of 45% Chardonnay with 55% Pinot Noir. The Pinot Noir brings character and creates the full body while the Chardonnay brings freshness. This pomegranate pink wine is perfect to enjoy alongside lamb, veal, prosciutto, salmon, or fresh berries.
First released in 1959, Dom Ruinart is a line of Blanc De Blancs and Rosés made using Chardonnay Grand Cru from Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims. These vintage offerings are drawn from the best harvests and aged in the Maison Ruinart cellar for 10 years on average.
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Chardonnay grapes harvested from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims make up the foundation of all of the cuvées at Ruinart. Thanks to its elegance, complexity, and aromatic freshness, this remarkable grape is therefore considered the heart and soul of the brand.
The crayères (chalk cellars) maintain a constant temperature of 10-12°C throughout the entire year. The darkness, constant humidity level, and lack of movement are the perfect conditions in which to craft the high-quality wines Ruinart is known for.
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