Champagne ‘Coeur de Cuvee’, Vilmart & Cie
cépage 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir
info/source Single parcel in Rilly-la-Montage 1er Cru – ‘Les Blanches Voies Hautes’ over 55 years old, planted selection massale and used for grafting in all other vineyards.
élevage 10 months in oak casks
sur latte 80 Months
Montagne de Reims
Deg 3/2014. This will continue Laurent’s streak of making the best wine in Champagne from “difficult” vintages, and indeed this is as good as the GREAT 2001—and maybe better. It brings a nettle-y green sting to the magnificent grace and concentration of this ever-improving wine. The length is replete with pepper, leather and verbena; the salt and stocky savor are mindbending—dried porcini, rare duck breast, clove and satsumas, all into a seemingly endless finish you want scoop back out of your mouth and drink again.
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