When renowned Champagne authority Tom Stevenson declared Vilmart to be 'the greatest grower Champagne I know' - it is clear that this is a house worthy of your attention
The Vilmarts have been vignerons in the village of Rilly-la-Montagne for generations and have been producing Champagne under the Vilmart name sice 1890. Vilmart own 11 hectares which are all farmed bio-dynamically, yields are heavily restricted which is apparent by the sheer quality of the fruit.
Vilmart started to achieve cult status in 1991 when Laurent Champs took over the helm of this brilliant estate. His meticulous attention to detail and perfection were to take the range to a new level. The wines are fermented in oak, with most being fermented in large 5,000 liter foudres, more commonly found in Alsace and Germany but not Champagne. The top cuvees however receive treatment in 225 litre barriques.
These are wine of incredible richness, depth and complexity. Even the standard entry level 'Brut Reserve' is Krug-like in its grandeur.The top wines are based on old vines that are 40-50 years of age. They may not possess any Grand cru vineyards, but their focussed vision in all aspects of viticulture and vinification, make them one of the finest producers today