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Champagne ‘Grande Reserve’ [New Label], Vilmart & Cie

Cépages: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
Assemblage: 2014 and 2015
Vineyard/Village: Rilly la Montagne 1er Cru & Villers Allerand 1er Cru
Malo: No
Elevage: Oak
Producer:
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Montagne de Reims
Variety:
Blend- Champagne
Color:
White
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Sustainable
Import Partner:
Terry Theise
UPC:
840641111006

Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
90
Date:
2015-10-21
Review:
The Vilmart NV Grande Reserve represents a blend of relatively young vines of Chardonnay with around 20% Pinot Noir. These are from vintages 2009 and 2010, though the result 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. Suggestions of jellied red currant along with apple and lemon – as well as a faint aura of barrel – put me a bit in mind of Chassagne-Montrachet. This finishes with bursting brightness, ringing clarity, mouthwatering salinity, cheek-pinching piquancy, and consummate refreshment. It should fare deliciously for at least the one or two years.