Grand Cellier

Grand Cellier

The expression of Vilmart boldness and elegance

Blending composed of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir classified Premier Cru and from vines in Rilly-laMontagne. In agreement with its certifications of Viticulture Durable (Sustainable Viticulture) and Haute Valeur Environnementale (High Environmental Value), Vilmart House cultivates its vineyards in the greatest respect of its terroir. 

• Manual harvest 2021 

• Reserve wines 2020/2019 

• Aging process: ten months into large oak casks 

• No malolactic fermentation 

• Dosage: 7 g/l 

Its light lemony robe, with nuances of gold and green reflects, is bright and shiny. The effervescence is calm and regular, composed of fine and dynamic bubbles. It expresses a complex and elegant wine, completed with wild strawberries notes, mango and exotic wood. After a little aeration, flavours of fresh apricot and bergamot are being. In the mouth, the sharp attack is developing citrus notes, then aromas of yellow fruit are discovered. Perfectly balanced on your palate, you can sence a long lasting lemon zest. The finish is beautifully clean, slightly mineral and long. The last impression brings you back to grapefruit and leaves the memory of a lively and dynamic wine.

A classy Champagne, with a lovely, viscous creaminess on the palate, carrying finely detailed flavors of peach skin, spring blossom, steeped raspberry and slivered almond. Long and mouthwatering, with a well-spiced finish. - 93 points Wine Spectator 

The wine offers up a very refined aromatic constellation of apple, pear, white lilies, bread dough, chalky minerality and the first vestiges of an eventual smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is bright, crisp and full-bodied, with fine depth at the core, excellent mineral drive, refined mousse and a long, complex and very well-balanced finish. This is already very tasty, but still pretty brisk, and a bit of bottle age will let the acids relax a bit more and the wine to really blossom. A very serious non-vintage Brut.  - 92 points John Gilman

The NV Brut Grand Cellier is bright, effusive and wonderfully charming. White flowers, chalk, mint and lemon confit give this mid-weight, nervy Champagne tons of energy. All the elements are so nicely put together. I especially like the energy and crystalline purity here. There are a lot of terrific wines in this range, but the Grand Cellier is quintessentially Vilmart. This release is based on 2019, with the addition of reserve wines from 2018. Dosage is 7 grams per liter. - 92 points Vinous

Made from 70% Chardonnay and the remainder Pinot Noir, the NV Champagne Grand Cellier Brut was raised for 10 months in large foudre before spending 30 months sur latte. The nose is rounded and soft, with a delicate perfume of vanilla pastry, Anjou pear, and white flowers. The palate is rounded but dry, with citrus zest that lifts through the modest finish.  - 90 points Jeb Dunnuck

En flott champagne som tåler 8 år. Godt kjøp. - 92 poeng APERITIFF