Ruinart is the first Champagne house
Founded in 1729, the Maison Ruinart is the oldest Champagne House. The founder, Nicolas Ruinart was the nephew of the Monk Dom Ruinart, in Épernay. At the time, Dom Ruinart was a linen merchant. But he quickly understood the importance of champagne. So he passed on his knowledge of trade and wine to his nephew. It was not until a royal decree, in 1728, that he obtained the right to market wine in bottles and no longer only in barrels. As champagne could only be transported in bottles, it was a liberation for the Ruinart family who could then export their champagne.
In order to make himself known, Nicolas Ruinart offers his first bottles to his customers in the sheet market. In 1735, he abandons the cloth and fabric trade to devote himself entirely to champagne. The House acquires old chalkboards dug in the city of Reims to store its bottles. Today, it is possible to visit them.
Today, the Ruinart House belongs to the LVMH group, which further supports the reference to luxury and the exceptional when the name Ruinart is mentioned.
The Ruinart Vineyard
The vineyard of the Maison Ruinart extends over 1600 hectares around Reims. It benefits from a climate shared between oceanic and continental. The vines therefore grow under cold and marked winters and temperate summers that are rarely very hot. The intermediate seasons see a succession of rain, hail, good weather and average temperature. The soils of the region are diverse: clay, marl, chalk, sand and limestone. This makes it possible to obtain wines of character.
The signature of the Ruinart House remains the Chardonnay grape variety, from the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims, which is blended with the Pinot Noir and the Meunier Noir. The Ruinart House offers a range of brut, white and rosé champagnes. These are champagnes that are distinguished by their elegance and freshness. The Ruinart brand has always emphasized respect for the environment and biodiversity. This is why it is committed to sustainable viticulture through energy-efficient production processes.
Between tradition and modernity, Ruinart has evolved with the times to produce increasingly exceptional champagnes.
Chardonnay is the king grape variety of the Ruinart House.
The Chardonnay Blanc is the most used grape variety of the Ruinart house. It brings elegance and freshness. Its small yellow berries develop ideally on the chalk soils of the Montagne de Reims. The Chardonnay offers hazelnut, citrus fruit aromas and hints of anise.
The Meunier Noir is a juicy grape variety that gives the roundness and power. It is distinguished by red fruit aromas. It is a grape variety of character that likes clay soils.
Pinot Noir, remarkable for its blue grapes, offers power and body. It is a grape variety of great quality that requires patience and care to be properly produced. It gives more intensity to the champagnes and is distinguished by its red fruit aromas.
The Ruinart house sometimes buys its vines from neighboring growers to create perfectly blended champagnes.
Ruinart's unmatched know-how
Viticulture according to the Ruinart House is an art of manual work and patience. The very essence of the Ruinart style comes from precise and dated gestures. The winemaking method used is that of the Champagne type. The extraction of the juice is done progressively and gently. The grapes are vinified in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks to preserve the aromas. Two fermentations take place afterwards, which gives the champagnes their suppleness.
The Cellar Master of the Ruinart House is Frédéric Panaiotis, who manages the blends to create balanced and harmonious champagnes. Beyond a precise and meticulous know-how, which requires expertise and patience, it is a true passion for the vine that drives all the craftsmen of the House.
R de Ruinart Brut
It is a particularly brilliant champagne. Its golden and limpid dress lets see fine and very lively bubbles. On the nose, it is a fresh and fruity wine, with pear and dried fruit accents. On the palate, it is balanced and round with ripe fruit aromas.
Ruinart Blanc de Blanc
It is a champagne 100% Chardonnay with a golden and luminous dress. On the nose, one can distinguish notes of flowers then citrus fruits. In the mouth, it is supple and round and reveals aromas of brioche and honey. It is ideal for your aperitifs.
Ruinart Brut Rosé
It comes from the blend of Pinot Noir at 55% and Chardonnay at 45%. It is a fruity cuvée that offers a champagne of great finesse. Its dress is of a very elegant petal pink. On the nose, one can distinguish aromas of red fruits and jam. In mouth, it is distinguished by a frank attack.
It is a champagne of excellence that is characterized by its finesse. To the eye, its dress is golden and its fine and active bubbles. One feels a certain femininity in its style. On the nose, one notices mineral and smoky notes and then one distinguishes aromas of citrus fruits, plums and acacia. On the palate, it is a powerful and voluptuous in which we find aromas of citrus fruits.
Don't hesitate to take the time to taste Ruinart champagnes in full consciousness to discover their intense tastes and their so generous palates.
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