Master sommeliers & wine critics adore Family Estate Champagnes
Why? Family Estate Champagnes are exquisite, artisanal and one of a kind Champagnes. Unlike mass produced Champagne, they reflect the terroir [teh-RWARH] of Champagne's finest private estates, the artistry of the winemakers and the legacies of the families behind them. Until recently, these Champagnes could only be found at the world's most celebrated five-star restaurants, such as The French Laundry, Noma and Eleven Madison Park, etc.
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The gift box alone says "Joie de Champagne" and bon vivant! Each box holds one bottle. Illustration by Margaret Hurst.
Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes grown in a single Grand Crú vineyard in Chouilly.
“Fût de Chêne” (“Oak Barrels”) is 100% Chardonnay fermented and aged in, yes, French oak barrels, coopered from oak grown on the top of the Montagne de Reims. A favorite for the fantastical pairings at the famed Alinea (awarded three stars by Michelin).
“V&C has a cult following for its refined, elegant Champagnes”. - Food & Wine
The first estate bottlers in Champagne. Awarded the acclaimed "Special Club" title after a blind tasting by members of the exclusive Club Trésors. Gift boxed. Note: VIntage is 2009.
Robert Parker has rated Vilmart & Cie as “Outstanding”. Note: 2013 Vintage
The Darling of Master Sommeliers
From 35-year-old Chardonnay vines, this is an exceptional vintage ~ something a patient bon vivant would cellar. That said, I have yet to meet a terribly patient bon vivant.