Vilmart & Cie.


Vilmart & Cie. 'Grand Cellier' Magnum 1.5L |Brut

Vilmart & Cie.

Vilmart & Cie. 'Grand Cellier' Magnum 1.5L

Brut

$319.00

Golden yellow with a small delicate bead. The nose is musky and has matured aromas. Fruit profile is apricot and rhubarb crumble. I'm eager to see what comes next.

I can see the use of large oak which frames the wine and that streamlined acid profile and silky texture. With warmth on the tongue the flavours open up to young pineapple, fresh cream and subtle spices.

"Vilmart & Cie. traces its history back to 1890, when it was founded by Désiré Vilmart, and from the beginning, Vilmart & Cie. has always been a récoltant-manipulant, making champagne exclusively from estate-owned vines. Since 1989 the estate has been in the hands of Laurent Champs, the fifth generation of the family to take the helm of the house. The majority of Vilmart's 11 hectares of vines lie in Rilly-la-Montagne, although there are a few plots just over the border in the neighbouring village of Villers-Allerand. Vilmart is a member of Ampelos, an organization that promotes organic and sustainable viticulture, and Champs has never used any herbicides or chemical fertilizers since taking over the estate. All of the vineyards are planted with cover crops and plowed, and Champs enjoys an additional advantage in that his parcels are relatively large—only 12 different parcels over 11 hectares—meaning that he is more protected from contamination by chemical treatments in neighbouring plots." Peter Liem

Laurent suggests pairing this with a Turbot in a creamy style sauce. We tend to agree and also think that a Tagliatelle with Chanterelles would be an excellent pairing too.

About the house

"Vilmart & Cie. traces its history back to 1890, when it was founded by Désiré Vilmart, and from the beginning, Vilmart & Cie. has always been a récoltant-manipulant, making champagne exclusively from estate-owned vines. Since 1989 the estate has been in the hands of Laurent Champs, the fifth generation of the family to take the helm of the house. The majority of Vilmart's 11 hectares of vines lie in Rilly-la-Montagne, although there are a few plots just over the border in the neighbouring village of Villers-Allerand. Vilmart is a member of Ampelos, an organization that promotes organic and sustainable viticulture, and Champs has never used any herbicides or chemical fertilizers since taking over the estate. All of the vineyards are planted with cover crops and plowed, and Champs enjoys an additional advantage in that his parcels are relatively large—only 12 different parcels over 11 hectares—meaning that he is more protected from contamination by chemical treatments in neighbouring plots." Peter Liem

Food suggestion 

Laurent suggests pairing this with a Turbot in a creamy style sauce. We tend to agree and also think that a Tagliatelle with Chanterelles would be an excellent pairing too.