“Frédéric Panaiotis produces elegant wines, characterised by their finesse and purity.”
The soils in Champagne is predominantly limestone with a high level of chalk. This consists of granules of calcite formed from the fragile shells of marine micro-organisms. The outcrops of sedimentary rock are also composed of chalk, marl and limestone. This type of soil provides good drainage and also imparts that particular mineral flavour found in certain Champagne wines.
A Passionate Lineage
Champagne Ruinart was founded in 1729 in Epernay by Nicolas Ruinart. This business was one of the first Champagne house. The name comes from Nicolas' uncle, the Benedictine monk Dom Thierry Ruinart, whose writings on Champagne were passed down through his family. Champagne Ruinart quickly gained recognition for its standards of excellence. Over the years, these standards of excellence remained at the basis of this company. Here, Chardonnay, mostly from the Côte des Blancs, has always been a major player of the blending, giving refined and powerful wines.