The oldest champagne house in the world.
Since 1729, the Ruinart winery has produced a champagne that not only won the favor of the French aristocracy, but also the hearts of the well-heeled bourgeoisie in Europe and overseas. The character of this luxurious sparkling wine is shaped by Chardonnay from the Côtes des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims. Today it still matures in the exclusively shaped bottle, which refers to the time when champagne was created. The Ruinart house is one of the most innovative champagne estates. But also one of the most traditional. To this day, the wines mature in limestone tunnels that the house acquired in 1769: In the oldest champagne house in the world, people appreciate the experience of its almost 300-year history. The Ruinart house is without a doubt one of the most remarkable champagne houses of all. After all, the rather small, exclusive producer is now the longest-serving champagne house and therefore a pioneer in the origins of the noble foamer. It began with a Benedictine monk named Dom Ruinart, who, in addition to his religious duties, dedicated himself to the development of champagne. It may be a coincidence that champagne also experienced its rapid rise with the development of the Enlightenment with such illustrious names as Voltaire and Montesquieu, also and especially with the participation of the Ruinart house. The family was and is still considered to be not only obsessed with quality, but also particularly creative and innovative. Claude Ruinart, for example, discovered the chalk cellars that the Romans left in Reims as an ideal storage and maturing place for fine champagne; they are now a listed building.