Vilmart's Grand Cellier has just arrived, a personal and client favorite, this Cuvee has opened the door to Grower Champagne for countless people. A great starting point, but we always end up circling back, and so do many of our clients. This is such an incredible bottle and drinks better than some 100 dollar Champagnes. A blend of 70% Chardonnay, and 30% Pinot Noir, from the 2013, 2014, and 2015 vintages. The Vilmart Cellier sees about a 10-month elevage in oak, with a dosage of 8g/l. This Champagne has good cut and focus with crisp apple, pear, white flowers, a touch of brioche, all wrapped in a cloak of mineral notes. In our opinion, this is the best value in Vilmart cellar, and we are happy to be able to offer it at this great price!
Antonio Galloni 91 points! "The NV Cuvée Grand Cellier (base 2015) is striking. Hints of lemon peel, crushed rocks and mint are framed by a kiss of new oak, with a hint of reduction that adds a further note of complexity. The Grand Cellier is based on 2015, with 25% 2014 and 25% 2013 reserve wines, aged exclusively in foudre. It is another stellar wine in the entry-level portion of the Vilmart range. Dosage is 8 grams per liter. Disgorged: August, 2018. (Drink between 2019-2029)"