Vilmart & Cie Coeur de Cuvée Premier Cru 2012

A cult producer, founded in 1890, and now a leader in organic and sustainable agriculture

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What

A cult producer, founded in 1890, and now a small house leading the way in organic and sustainable agriculture

Where

Rilly-la-Montagne, Montagne de Reims, where most of the estate’s 11ha is.


Why

A style that straddles richness and freshness, thanks to fermentation and maturation in 228L oak barrels but blocked malolactic fermentation. This wine, their top cuvée, is made exclusively from 55 year-old vines in Les Blanches Voies.


What else

Their Emotion 2012 made from saignée pinot noir blended with chardonnay bears the Vilmart poise

Tasting Notes

Sweet white flowers garnish a wave of exotic citrus: finger limes, citrons and white grapefruit. The palate adds fragrant grasses, freshly moistened stones and a warm ovenful of browned pastry. Texture feels quite grainy with an acidic bite on the attack, locking the citrus into a tightly coiled structure.

Try It With 

Savoury egg dishes like chawanmushi.

When To Drink

Apéritif.

Perfect For

A wine lovers' gathering.

TL/DR

Fragrant, poised and fresh.

Supplier

Champagne Asia

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