Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne, France by DFV Fine Wines
- Producer - Champagne Ruinart
Region/Appellation - Champagne Blanc de BlancsCountry Hierarchy - Champagne, France
Grape/Blend - ChardonnayFood Suggestion - Shellfish, Crab and Lobster
Wine Style - Sparkling - Complex and TraditionalAlcohol Content - 12 - 12.5%
Champagne Ruinart was one of the first Champagne houses, established in 1729. It takes its name from the Benedictine monk Dom Ruinart, whose writings on Champagne were passed down through his family and resulted in the Maison Ruinart we know today.
Dom Ruinart was born in Champagne in 1657, and died in 1709. He moved from his home to an abbey just outside of Paris, where he began to learn about the "wine with bubbles", which was very popular among the young aristocrats of the time. He believed it could be made best on the soils of his hometown. Upon his death in 1709, he left many books containing his writings on this to his nephew Nicolas Ruinart and, 20 years later, Maison Ruinart was founded.
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