Founded in 1729, Ruinart is the oldest champagne house to produce exclusively champagne. It was founded in the city of Reims, in the Champagne region by Nicolas Ruinart. Today, the house is owned by the company Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy SA.
Entrepreneur Nicolas Ruinart achieved his uncle's, Dom Thierry Ruinart's ambitions to turn Ruinart into an authentic champagne house. The first delivery of the “bubbly wines” took place in January 1730. At first the sparkling wine was a business gift for cloth merchants, as Dom Ruinart’s brother was one of them. However, six years later Maison Ruinart terminated its cloth selling activities due to success in the champagne business.
Ruinart has had a long-standing relationship with the arts. In 1985, Andre Ruinart asked the Czech artist Alfons Mucha to illustrate a poster for Ruinart. The brand is still closely linked to contemporary art and has taken part in many global events such as ARCO, Foire de Bale, Carre Rive Gauche, London Design and Miami Art Basel.
The very soul of Ruinart is the Chardonnay variety. It is grown primarily in the Côte des Blancs and in Montagne de Reims. The delicate, fragile Chardonnay shows its full range of aromatic richness after a slow maturation in a cold cellar: up to 3 years for non-vintage wines and 9-10 years for Dom Ruinart. A combination of light, intensity and elegance offers unique qualities of the miraculous "Ruinart taste", which is an exclusive feature, truly in a class of its own.
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