Champagne Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is 100% Chardonnay produced from grapes sourced from Premier Cru vineyards and is presented in a distinctive, fat bottle made of clear (although UV resistant) glass, a replica from an 18th Century model.
Champagne Ruinart has been producing Champagne since 1729. It was founded by Nicolas Ruinart and is located in the capital of the Champagne region, Reims. Ruinart’s cellars are amongst the largest in the region, and are gallo-roman in origin. Like most Champagne cellars, they are the product of ancient chalk mining, and extend over 30 metres below the ground. The cellars maintain a natural temperature of 11 degrees Celsius and have been listed since 1931. These are the only one to be listed in the Champagne region and they are considered to be the most beautiful ones. Today Champagne Ruinart is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA and is led by chairman Roland de Calonne, with Chef de Caves Jean François Barot working his magic in the cellar.
The blend for the Champagne Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is 100% Chardonnay from various years (20 to 25% of which are reserve wines from the 2 previous years). A large majority of Premiers Crus from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims vineyards for aromatic refinement, supplemented by Sézannais wines known to provide maturity. Finally, several wines from the north of the Vesle valley give a light, fresh touch.