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NV Vilmart Grande Cellier

Champagne, France

A creamy, and elegant Chardonnay dominant Grower Champagne.

$140.00

About
A classy, super-polished wine.

Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

About This Wine

A harmoniously vibrant wine, the Grande Cellier from Vilmart is an organic, Chardonnay-dominant Champagne full of elegance and minerality.

White flowers, citrus notes as well as fresh butter and cream drive the nose here. With a whole spectrum of flavours revealing themselves as the wine opens in the glass. The acidity is especially remarkable, while the vinosity of the wine imparts strength and freshness.

The wine appears both broad yet tight, with these various sensations produce a pure, creamy and silken textured wine.

About Vilmart & Cie

Vilmart et Cie was founded in 1890 by Desire Vilmart in the heart of the village of Rilly-la-Montagne, at the foot of the Montagne de Reims.

Now run by the 5th-generation of the Vilmart lineage ,Laurent Champs, this family estate is one of the most interesting and consistent Grower Champagne producers in the region.

Organic farming, barrel-ageing, and the lack of malolactic fermentation, are all hallmarks of their house style.

All wines are aged in bottle for a minimum of 3 years for NV wines, and 5 years for vintage releases before disgorgement.

Additional Info

From The Producer

Blending composed of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir classified Premier Cru and from vines in Rilly-laMontagne. In agreement with its certifications of Viticulture Durable (Sustainable Viticulture) and Haute Valeur Environnementale (High Environmental Value), Vilmart House cultivates its vineyards in the greatest respect of its terroir, Manual harvest 2018 with reserve wines from 2016/2017. Aged process: ten months into large oak casks.

Blend : Chardonnay 70%), Pinot Noir (30%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Vilmart riddling racks in their cellar.
Vilmart riddling racks in their cellar.
Rilly-la-Montagne, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

91Points
Vinous.com

"The NV Brut Grand Cellier is a classy, super-polished wine from Vilmart. Bright, effusive aromatics and generous citrus flavors abound. Marzipan, chamomile, dried flowers and sage lend complexity to this beautifully defined edition of the Grand Cellier." Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

Delivery

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