The Chardonnay is the very soul of Ruinart. The grape, mainly harvested from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne
de Reims terroirs, is at the heart of all our cuvées.
With its fresh aromas, vivacity, purity and luminosity, the Chardonnay
is the essence of all our cuvées.
The delicate, fragile Chardonnay will only display the full breadth of its aromatic richness after a slow maturation in the coolness of the Crayères
(our chalk cellars): up to 3 years for non-vintage wines, and 9 to
10 years for a Dom Ruinart.
This maturation is a test of our Cellar Master's skill, required to tame
the capriciousness of this grape unlike any other.
Brightness, intensity and elegance: in the combination of these unique
traits resides the miracle that is called the "Ruinart Taste": an exclusive personality, truly in a class of its own.