This tiny 4-ha Cramant domain is the source of some very fine and long-lived Blanc de Blancs made by Georges Lilbert and his son Betrand. The style is less soft, creamy, and flowery than the Blanc de Blancs of most large houses might leave the drinker expecting: Cramant here has a taut, steely, rigorous quality, even in riper vintages like 1995. Andrew Jefford –“The New France”
Bertrand Lilbert has finally taken over the wine making from his father Georges. The low yielding family vineyards lie in Grand Crus of Chouilly, Oiry, and Cramant. The wines are made in a classic structured style with abundant acid to guarantee long aging potential. But that said, They are also very enjoyable in their youth. The Lilbert property was established in 1746 and consists of only 4 ha Grand Cru vineyards in the Cote des Blancs, 60% in Cramant, 30% in Chouilly, and 10% in Oiry. The wines show real structure and tightness. These are impressive indeed and are at the pinnacle of quality.