One of the best examples of the Coeur de Cuvee ever from Vilmart, we have a small reload here at our original pricing. A stunning example of the vintage and a bottle that captures the essence of the Vilmart House for those seeking the best Champagne has to offer, look no further.
We have more of the new vintage of the Coeur de Cuvee from Vilmart, one of the favorites of the lineup from one of the old growers from the Montage de Reims. For five generations, Vilmart has worked tirelessly to make some of the best Champagnes possible out of the village of Rilly-la-Montagne at the base of the Montagne de Reims. Led by Laurent Champs, Vilmart encompasses 11 hectares of vines which are tended with the utmost care for the environment taking a sustainable approach that is void of herbicides and pesticides with multiple environmental certifications, promoting biodiversity.
The 2015 vintage for Champagne is outstanding, with both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir doing very well and with smaller yields that were rich and concentrated with excellent fruit intensity. It is an impressive year for Champagne, and the Coeur de Cuvee is another vintage winner. The Coeur de Cuvee blend is 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir from 60-year-old vines from the House's best and more prized vineyards. It is made only with the free-run juice collected during the pre-pressing, which is considered the best and is only used for this Cuvee. Coeur de Cuvee doesn't go through Malolactic fermentation and instead spends ten months aging in a barrel and then 70 more months in a bottle to build richness, creaminess, and complexity while otherwise showing incredible tension and profound minerality. This is an exceptional Champagne and is typically a bar-setting bottle and a must-buy from Vilmart, and early reports indicate that this vintage should be great. We have a limited amount available, and it just received a massive score from Antonio Galloni see below.
Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 96 pts! "The 2015 Brut Coeur de Cuvée is a pretty dense wine that belies its deceptively mid-weight structure. What surprises me most about 2015 is how closed it is. In most years, especially warm years, Coeur de Cuvée is quite a bit more open and voluptuous, but 2015 does not come across like that. Rather, it is super-classic in bearing, with tons of gravitas from the 60-year-old vines just waiting to emerge. There are none of the awkward herbal notes that penalize so many wines. Bright saline notes extend the finish effortlessly. The 2015 is a brilliant Coeur de Cuvée. Drink: 2024-2033. (May 2023)"