Vilmart & Cie, Champagne `Coeur de Cuvee` 2015Regular price $185.00 Save $-185.00
Variety: Chardonnay & Pinot Noir
Of all the Champagne houses, Vilmart is steadfast to its origins. Founded in 1890, founder Désiré never went the route of the negociant. The family has retained estate vineyards from the get go, unlike other Champagne producers who often eventually transition over to this practice. The Vilmart family is also an enormous proponent for sustainable farming. The head of the fifth generation is Laurent Champs, who belongs to a local organization called “Ampelos,” which reiterates the family’s priority for growing vines that see no herbicides or pesticides.
“When I think of finesse in Champagne, Vilmart is one of the first names that come to my mind.” - Antonio Galloni
Known as the “heart of the cuvee,” this is Chardonnay and ⅕ Pinot Noir coming from 55 year old vines in the Rilly-la-Montagne 1er Cru. Aging is done over ten months in slightly used barrels and aged on its lees for six years.