These guys recently notched up their 285th birthday (that’s a lot of candles) making them the oldest established Champagne house in the world.
Prior to Ruinart coming along all wine that was transported long distances was in barrels, so you unless you wanted your fizz flat Champagne was for locals only. In 1730 the clever chap that started Ruinart (Nicholas) ordered the first shipment of “wine with bubbles” in bottles – and hey presto the world was introduced to Champagne!
Blanc de Blancs means the Champagne has been made entirely with white wine grapes, this one is 100% Chardonnay and one of the world’s most famous examples of Blanc de Blancs Champagne.
In 2021 Ruinart introduced ‘second skin’ – a 100% paper case, moulded to the shape of the world famous Ruinart bottle, protecting the wine from light strike, reducing their carbon footprint by 60% and making the item 90% lighter than its original gift box.