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.
Fresh lilting florals of citrus, bright blossoms and white flowers. Brilliant, balancing acidity blend beautifully with fine, vivacious bubbles. Limey pith and zest add lightness and vigour whilst a sourdough note lends depth to the fruit which is concentrated yet fleet of foot. A beautiful mineral edge leaves you yearning for more. Both serious and joyful this is great on...more
Bottle 75cl £116.43
All the hallmarks of Grand Cru are here, with brioche and flowers on the nose and an elegant palate which marries notes of lemon grass, gingerbread and honeysuckle. The wine effortlessly combines structure and finesse, and reverberates with a really authoritative Grand Cru crescendo on the finish.more
Bottle 75cl £133.03