Ruinart’s history dates back to the 17th century, founded by Nicolas Ruinart. It is a tale of two Doms – Dom Thierry Ruinart (Nicolas’s uncle) and Dom Perignon, close friends.
Ruinart is now owned by LVMH and sits neatly in their portfolio of impressive Champagne houses. With a production of only 1.7 million bottles per annum, relatively speaking Ruinart is a small producer and has a surprisingly low profile.
There’s a dominance of Chardonnay in the house style, elegance outweighing power. Ruinart’s prestige cuvee range is Dom Ruinart, which includes a Blanc de Blanc made from Grand Cru Chardonnay and a Rosé which has the same base as the Blanc de Blanc.