Ruinart Champagne in Hong Kong has been an elegant staple to celebrations and special events. Being one of the oldest brands, founded in the 18th century, Ruinart Champagne took advantage of the changing economic times, and were amongst the first to deliver “wine with bubbles” in bottles in the year 1730.
History of Ruinart Champagne
The land on which Ruinart Champagne sits on today was actually purchased by Nicolas Ruinart after the establishment of the brand. The land was an ancient chalk quarry, reaching heights of almost 50 metres underground. The entire complex today houses twenty-four galleries and shafts that reach down to 38 metres underground. This vast network of galleries and shafts extend over an area of 8 kilometres. If nothing else, Ruinart Champagne has the most impressive complex in the region.
Since its inception, the brand has been associated with arts and craft. At first, the business was built on the backbone of Dom Ruinart’s brother’s clothing business, consumed as business gifts to cloth purchasers. In just 6 years, Ruinart Champagne became successful and established its brand as one of the premiere houses. Today, Art and Ruinart Champagne has maintained this close relationship, being involved with numerous international art events including ARCO, the Foire de Bale, the Carre Rive gauche, and Art Basel. After running into financial difficulties in the 1950s, Ruinart Champagne was later on acquired by Moet Hennessy in 1963, which is known today as Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy or LVMH conglomerate.
What Varieties Does the Ruinart Champagne House Produce?
The most common Ruinart Champagnes in Hong Kong are their flagships Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs, and Ruinart Brut Rosé. The Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is made with 100% Chardonnay, harvested from Cote des Blancs and Montagne de Reims terroirs. This variety boasts a pale golden straw colour with citrus, ripe peaches and pineapple, as well as floral notes; accompanied by an elegant brioche profile. The bottle design is a tribute to the mid-18th century bottle style, and one of the few bottles that are clear and see through.
Another Ruinart Champagne in Hong Kong that requires no introduction is the Ruinart Brut Rosé. It may seem like a contemporary drink, but the very first appearance of this popular variety dates back to the 18th century, which is 250 years ago!! The Ruinart Champagne Brut Rosé is typically made with 45% Chardonnay, and 55% Pinot Noir. The colour of this variety is transparent pomegranate pink with a slight orange hue. This variety is a celebration of guava, lychee, red berries, and pomegranate flavours, bright and voluptuous.
Along with the two non-vintage staples, there’s also the Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Vintage, made entirely from Chardonnay; the first release was the 1959 vintage. Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs exhibits the classic brand characters of peach, citrus, slight honey, and brioche, just bigger and more impressive.
Buy Ruinart Champagne from Us
Ruinart Champagne in Hong Kong is one of the most consistent gifts as well as symbols of joyous celebrations. Even amongst the rich history and selection of international brands available nowadays, overseas loved ones and friends consistently find Ruinart Champagne in Hong Kong as their number one choice when selecting gifts for their contacts here. If you have any questions about shopping for Ruinart Champagnes online, or any other brands and varieties, you can contact our shop via email or phone and we’ll get back to you right away. What’s more, all orders before 1pm Hong Kong local time can be delivered earliest the next day - cold.