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.