Although not the oldest wine estate in the region, Ruinart holds the title of the oldest established Champagne House. Nicolas Ruinart founded Champagne Ruinart in 1729.
Famed for their affinity for the white-grape variety, Chardonnay dominates the blend in all of Ruinart’s finest cuvées, even their prestige rosé. Favouring the reductive style, they use a pneumatic press to guard the juice against oxidation and deploy nitrogen gas to protect the wine at every production stage. They are also adverse to oak and vinify all of their wines in stainless-steel tanks. Ruinart’s Crayeres were dug by hand – the deepest measuring 38 meters in height beneath the vault – and their numerous tunnels criss-cross over a length of more than eight kilometres.
Since its foundation in 1729, the first established House of Champagne has taken pride in the excellence of its cuvées. The unique shape of its bottle is a tribute to the historic bottles of the eighteenth century. The Ruinart taste bears the signature of chardonnay, the thread that runs through all its blends. Present in high proportions throughout the Ruinart collection, this grape produces luminous and intense wines of unique lightness. The delicacy and complexity of the chardonnay is revealed over time.
R de Ruinart Brut NV is made primarily from grapes sourced in the Premier Cru villages of the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims. This approachable, pure and fruity non-vintage contains 20-25% reserve wines from the previous two years.