Since 1968 the hand tended vineyards have been farmed organically, and biodynamically for the past 20 years. In the winery, Laurent ferments and ages his wines in oak barrels to give hugely characterful and refined Champagnes. The gentle use of oak is vital, the influence is subtle and found more in texture than overt flavours, as Laurent said, “oak is a good servant but a bad master”. It is no wonder Vilmart is often known as ‘Mini Krug’ by those in the know. The production of the estate is miniscule and highly sought-after by collectors, if you are yet to discover Vilmart, you should do so before the secret is well and truly out.
The blend consists of 95% Tempranillo from 40-year-old vines in Las Cuevas, El Palo and Las Monjas in Rodezno, complemented with 5% Graciano from the Montecillo estate in Fuenmayor. The Graciano gives the wine an aromatic intensity and acidity, to carry the structure and elegance of the Tempranillo. The grapes are vinified separately in four-and-a-half-year-old American oak for three years, and...more
Bottle 75cl £35.08
Bottle 75cl £26.50
Beautifully pure, floral nose. On the palate a racy, energetic feel with nuances of stone fruit, acacia, brioche and underlying minerality. Lovely purity and vitality run like a vein through the wine, which has a long, crisp, slightly nutty finish. Exemplary Blanc de Blancs and great apéritif style. Deliciously precise with high toned citrus fruit providing thrilling focus and definition....more
Bottle 75cl £36.36