The House of Ruinart was officially founded, for a royal decree allowing champagne wines to be transported in baskets containing 50 or 100 bottles was only issued on 25th May 1728. Prior to that date, wines had only been transported in wooden casks, this obviously being impossible for wines which champanization can only be realised in bottles. The son of Nicolas Ruinart, brother of Dom Ruinart, himself named Nicolas, thus opened the first account book on 1st september 1729 with the following declaration, « in the name of God and the Saint Virgin shall this book be commenced ». This entry was to be official act establishing the First Champagne House. The Ruinart taste is the unbelievable marriage of finesse and power both in the same wine. Each word is essential. Above all Ruinart champagne is a wine, it respects the same rules, it evolves. The finesse found in such great champagnes is the essential factor making it so different from the other sparkling wines produced in the world. The power of a wine is measured by its ability and capacity to occupy the palate, the taste and to draw the attention of the taster. Ruinart champagne combines these extremes to perfection with the supremacy of the best Chardonnay « crus ».
Bursts across the palate with superb intensity and plenty of vintage opulence. Pomegranate, blood orange, red cherry, spice and white pepper are all very much alive in the glass. A rich, intense wine, it possesses terrific persistence and fabulous overall balance. The aromatics are just starting to show hints of development, but has pure density to drink well for many, many years. The vivid, crystalline finish is a thing of beauty.