Great breakdown of Montmain climats last week from Dylan Hartzoge, Michael Markarian, Jeremy Eubanks and Hannah Williams.
This week: Crayères
What are they and who has some of the largest collections? Why are they important?
Ruinart sits at the top of the hill on "Rue des Crayères" and has some of the largest and most impressive crayères in Champagne. Ruinart is also said to be one of the first houses to use these former mines to store champagne. These are "the only ones to be classified a national monument." according to Decanter.
During WWI, part of the cellars were converted to makeshift hospitals and classrooms: