the oldest champagne house
Founded in 1729, the Ruinart Maison laid the first stone in the history of champagne. Its creation coincided with the birth in France of the ‘Century of Lights’ and French art de vivre. Elegance, purity and light define the house’s universe today. It draws the strength of its creations from three centuries of history. The balance between its roots and the boldness of its commitments is the key to its success and has turned it into a resolutely contemporary house.
The Ruinart taste:
freshness and elegance
Driven by a constant quest for excellence and authenticity, the Ruinart house has chosen Chardonnay, this rare and fragile variety, to bring its vintages all their richness and aromatic freshness. Thanks to its expertise, the House successfully dominates complexity and discernment. Throughout its development, Chardonnay reveals its finesse and elegance, delivering unique wines appreciated by connoisseurs the world over.
Delving deep into the heart of
the Ruinart House
The chalk pits of the Ruinart House are actual underground chalk cathedrals. With its intense whiteness, the deepest reach some 38 metres high beneath the vault and their numerous tunnels criss-cross over a length of more than eight kilometres. Since July 2015, they have been registered on UNESCO's prestigious World Heritage List. The total absence of vibrations, temperature and constant hydrometry of the chalk mines offer the ideal conditions for Ruinart’s maturation.
Ruinart and art
In 1896, the House called upon the talent of a young designer, Alphonse Mucha, to create an advertisement which caused a real stir. Since this date, many artists have provided their vision of the House, reinterpreting its values and history. Its commitment to the world of art is expressed through its support in the major international art fairs. This is a way to transmit its heritage and expertise throughout the world.