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Domain: Ruinart

Since its foundation in 1729, excellence and savoir-faire have been at the heart of Ruinart, the oldest Champagne house in existence. These are some of the most famous champagnes in the world…and for good reason!

Ruinart, the longest established champagne house, was founded in 1729. It is based in Reims and currently part of the LVMH group. At the time of Louis XIV, one Dom Thierry Ruinart (1657-1709), a Benedictine monk from Champagne, was working in the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris. Here, he became aware of worldly society and the "bubbling wine" that was all the rage with young aristocrats. He inspired his brother and nephew, who were still living in Champagne, to start producing this wine. 20 years after his death (in 1729), his nephew Nicolas Ruinart founded the eponymous champagne house – the very first in history. Maison Ruinart owns some fantastic chalk tunnels which it uses as cellars and have UNESCO world heritage status. The house remained a family-run business for almost two centuries before entering the LVMH fold. However, it has retained its independence and kept its own unique style, nurtured by the cellar master Frédéric Panaïotis. With their high Chardonnay content, the champagnes are delicately mineral, and often have some chalky notes and a fruity and floral aromatic palette. Their very light character makes for a particularly good aperitif. The house has also wisely refreshed its white and rose Dom Ruinart prestige cuvées. The vineyards are located primarily on the Montagne de Reims and complemented by supplies from a few other very selective areas. Ruinart is unquestionably one of the most famous champagnes in the world.

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Ruinart Dom Ruinart

Ruinart Dom Ruinart - Champagne (Sparkling Rosé)

80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot noir

This vintage rosé brut is delicately perfumed (raspberry, currant, chalky notes, sweet spices), but also velvety and racy.

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Ruinart Dom Ruinart

Ruinart Dom Ruinart - Champagne (Sparkling)

100% Chardonnay

A true ode to great Chardonnays, a vintage Champagne tender, elegant and light-bodied, wonderful to pair with fish dishes enhanced by herbs or citrus zest.

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Ruinart Brut Rosé

Ruinart Brut Rosé - Champagne (Sparkling Rosé)

55% Pinot noir, 45% Chardonnay

The rosé brut from Ruinart is fresh, delicate and flamboyent, but also has a subtle body. It seduces with its aromas of red berries and sweet spices. A Champagne that can be drunk from aperitif to dessert.

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Ruinart Blanc de Blancs

Ruinart Blanc de Blancs - Champagne (Sparkling)

100% Chardonnay

The famous Blanc de Blancs from Ruinart: pure, supple, round and fresh all at the same time. It is ideal as an aperitif but it also pairs very well with seafood and shellfish.

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Ruinart R de Ruinart

Ruinart R de Ruinart - Champagne (Sparkling)

45% Pinot noir, 40% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot meunier

This brut sans année is typical of the Ruinart style. A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, it has excellent balance and works just as well as an aperitif as it does an accompaniment to a meal.

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Ruinart R de Ruinart (seconde peau) - Champagne (Sparkling)

Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot meunier Fruit d'un assemblage savant de vins issus de chardonnay (40%), pinot noir (45%) et pinot meunier (15%), le "R" de Ruinart est la cuvée signature de la maison. Cet assemblage inclut également 25 à 30%... All prices

Ruinart Brut Millésimé - Champagne (Sparkling)

49% Pinot noir, 51% Chardonnay

This vintage Champagne is complex and very well balanced with citrus and floral aromas. It will gain complexity with age.

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What the guides say...

  • La Revue du vin de France
The first champagne house, founded in 1729, enjoys a strong reputation in France thanks to the remarkable work carried out on the style of the wine and their marketing. The Chardonnay grapes, the fine reduction on lees, and the wine’s creamy character have all found great success with clients loyal to the brand. And under the guidance of Frédéric Panaïotis, head cellarman, the wines have continued to improve in purity and precision.
  • Bettane & Desseauve
Created in 1729, Ruinart has never been in such good shape, now making champagnes with spectacular precision and aromatic power under the guidance of Frédéric Panaïotis. The estate owns some magnificent chalk caves where the wines are aged. Passionate about Chardonnay, these champagnes are beautifully delicate with expressions of minerality and citrus. Equally light in style are the rosés, just as brilliant.

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