Right this way, my fellow adventurers.
We leave the grand négociants and large champagne houses far behind, traveling now in search of the Grand Crus, Premier Crus, Unimaginably Sensational Crus. Bid adieu to house styles and grapes bought on contract. They have no place where we’re going.
The gift box alone says "Joie de Champagne" and bon vivant! Each box holds one bottle. Illustration by Margaret Hurst.
As you taste through Vilmart’s range, this single plot (55 year old vines) of predominantly Chardonnay really does shine at the apex. So justly called Coeur de Cuvée - literally too, as the very best juice at the heart of the pressing is used for this champagne. The sheer wealth of fruit is amazing but as always at Vilmart this is superbly balanced with invigorating acidity and supple oak which blossoms beautifully as it lingers in the glass.