FR-KVM-02-NV

Vilmart & Cie 'Grande Réserve' Brut

Vilmart & Cie 'Grande Réserve' Brut

Region: Montagne de Reims
Winery Village: Rilly-la-Montagne
Grape variety: 70% Pinot Noir 30% Chardonnay
Vineyard/village: Rilly-la-Montagne 1er Cru
Assemblage: 50% 2017 base with 50% 2016 & 2015
Malo: No
elevage: Foudre
en tirage: 30+ Months
UPC: 8-4064-112100-5

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

Tasting Notes

The Vilmart NV Grande Reserve represents a blend of relatively young vines of Chardonnay with around 70% Pinot Noir. Displays a surprising degree of lees autolysis in the nose, joined by smoky and chalky nuances that come out more emphatically on the silken, finely effervescent palate.

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Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
90
Date:
2020-09-17

Vinous Media

Score:
91
Date:
2020-11-18
Review:
Once again, the NV Brut Grande Réserve (2016 base) is a terrific introduction to the Vilmart range. The aromatics alone are captivating. Poire Williams, kirsch and exotic white flowers lend striking aromatic intensity. Medium in body and finely cut, the Grande Réserve is perhaps a bit more austere than most Vilmart Champagnes, but it compensates for that with striking precision and overall persistence. This edition is especially fine. Disgorged: June 1, 2019.