Frédéric Panaïotis – chef de cave of Ruinart

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‘The face of the oldest champagne house, Ruinart, founded in 1729, is actually a rather young one. Frédéric Panaïotis was merely 43 years old in 2007 when he was put in charge of winemaking at this bijou house belonging to the prestigious LVMH collection. Skilled cellar masters are Champagne’s celebrated stars. “I am not the star, the champagnes are the stars. We cellar masters spend most of our careers talking about the wines that our predecessors made. I am only the guardian of the style for the generations to come,” says Frédéric Panaïotis in his characteristically modest and considerate way.’


You can read the rest from the online version of the brand new Flacons of Champagne