At the origin of everything we find the name of the Benedictine monk Dom Thierry Ruinart, who lived between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, theologian and historian, but above all a brilliant person, intuitive and visionary, who at only 23 years, hearing about a new wine still called "Champagne" but particularly in vogue among the Parisian aristocrats, it succeeded in understanding that what was then identified as "vin de bulles", or wine with bubbles, would have had a great future.
From here the story of what is the oldest Maison of the entire Champagne region has started. A story that officially began on September 1, 1729, when Nicolas Ruinart, 33, a draper's trader in Reims like Dom Thierry Ruinart's father and nephew, opens his first account book dedicated to the "vin de bulles".
The first bottles are intended for his traditional customers as a gift after the purchase of drapes and fabrics. But Nicolas is a shrewd and refined businessman, endowed with the same pioneering vision of his uncle Thierry Ruinart. History agrees with him: only six years later, in fact, the family abandoned the textile trade to devote themselves to the Champagne trade.
The Maison grew rapidly: from the 170 bottles sold in 1730 to over 36 thousand in 1761, until the final affirmation during the nineteenth century. A style that is based on chardonnay and its elegance, without ever losing sight of density and volume.
Whether they are Champagne Brut, Champagne Blanc de Blancs or Champagne Rosé, all the Ruinart Champagne labels are unique and very recognizable Champagne, characterized by an incomparable purity, and that are absolutely worth all the price they cost. Purchased in 1963 by Moët et Chandon, today part of the largest LVMH group, the Ruinart brand continues to be still unquestionably synonymous with the best and most excellent Champagne
hardonnay is the soul of the Maison Ruinart. Its grapes, mainly from the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims, are the centerpiece of all its cuvées. Equipped with a great aromatic freshness, lively, pure, luminous, it represents the common thread of all the assemblages made by the house. Delicate and fragile, Chardonnay expands and offers the measure of its aromatic richness only during a slow maturation in the coolness of the Crayères: up to three years for non-vintage wines, from nine to ten years for a Dom Ruinart. This maturation represents a challenge for the skills of the Chef de Cave, in fact it must be able to tame the whims of this vine with unique characteristics. It is these qualities that give the Gusto Ruinart a personality of its own. This is why the Blanc de Blancs is the emblem of the Ruinart taste.
You can find this bottle at Al Calice DiVino - Vicolo della Canonica, 2 - Novara