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Champagne Vilmart & Cie Grand Réserve Brut Premier Crutext

Champagne Vilmart & Cie Grand Réserve Brut Premier Cru NV

Champagne, FranceThough no longer technically a grower champagne because Vilmart & Cie sources some grapes, they are certainly in the same authentic, hands-on, small-scale league. This is a 70/30 pinot noir/chardonnay cuvée (not to be mistaken with their Grand Cellier, which reverses the grapes in the mix). Reserve wines come from the previous two vintages come from 1er cru grapes from Rilly-la-Montagne, with vines averaging 35 years. All of Vilmart's base wines ferment in large oak foudres for 10 months prior to secondary fermentation in the bottle, and none see MLF. This was dosed with 9 g/L before release. Quite complete and round in the mouth, with biscuit, red apple, green apple, cherry blossoms and lemon, knit together seamlessly, and finishing with a lemon twist. This has lovely balance and flow throughout, and an easy classic to enjoy.Tasted: 28 November 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 70.00 private wine shops ON 79.00 LCBO Producer: Champagne Vilmart & CieDistributors: That's Life Gourmet
Blend: Pinot Noir - ChardonnayCSPC: 154922UPC: 3468970110001