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Vilmart & Cie 'Cuvée Rubis' Brut

Vilmart & Cie 'Cuvée Rubis' Brut
Cépages: 90 % Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay
Assemblage: 2013-2014
Vineyard/Village: Rilly la Montagne 1er Cru & Villers Allerand 1er Cru
Malo: No
Elevage: Oak

 

Producer:
Vintage:
NV
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Montagne de Reims
Variety:
Blend- Champagne
Color:
Rose
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
92
Date:
2020-09-17
Review:
The NV Brut Premier Cru Cuvee Rubis flows from the glass with sensual layers of perfumed fruit, showing stunning detail, clarity and purity. This vivid, multi-dimensional Champagne is full of nuance, not to mention class. It is simply wonderful and is not to be missed. The Brut Premier Cru Cuvee Rubis is 90% Pinot Noir (including 15% still Pinot) and 10% Chardonnay (equal parts 2006 and 2005 vintages), aged in medium-sized barrels. Disgorged: December, 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016.

Proprietor Laurent Champs makes some of the most elegant, refined wines in Champagne. All of the wines are aged in oak ranging from large, neutral casks to small barriques, some of which are new for the top selections. Few producers have been able to find such impeccable balance using oak. A hint of Ramonet here, a suggestion of Leflaive there....simply put, these are majestic wines that no one who loves fine Champagne will want to be without.

Tanzer

Score:
93
Date:
2013-12-20
Review:
(90% pinot noir and 10% chardonnay, from 2010 and 2009; aged on its lees for 15 months and disgorged in September, 2012): Pale pink. High-pitched raspberry, floral pastille and spicecake aromas are deepened by notes of iodine and anise. Silky and seamless on the palate, offering intense red berry flavors and a hint of honeysuckle. Finishes sappy and long, with exotic spice and floral nuances and lingering minerality.

Vinous Media

Score:
92
Date:
2020-11-18
Review:
The NV Brut Cuvée Rubis impresses for its length, roundness and balance. Even though the Rubis is 90% Pinot Noir, it is an especially silky Pinot with distinct Chardonnay leanings that informs this gorgeous and hugely appealing Rosé Champagne. Sweet red berries, flowers and spices linger on the delicate, gracious finish. The Cuvée Rubis is 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay, vintages 2010 and 2009, aged in cask. This bottle was disgorged in September 2012.

Wine & Spirits

Score:
92