Champagne Vilmart “Grand Cellier d’Or” 2012 [1500ml/3cs]

Champagne Vilmart “Grand Cellier d’Or” 2012 [1500ml/3cs]

vilmart grand cellier d’or 2015
France Champagne
Champagne Blends
Type: Sparkling Wine
Vintage: 2012
The Grand Cellier d’Or is Vilmart’s “regular” vintage wine (an understatement by a mile). It is a spicy and linear wine, barrel aged but non-malolactic. The blend is composed of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir classified Premier Cru, from vines in Rilly-la-Montagne which are 50 years of age or older.

 

The base wine is aged for ten months in oak barrique. It spends 42 months on the lees, in the cellar after bottling, before disgorgement. It is rather dry, with 7 grams/litre dosage.


“Ripe fruit and floral aromas carry over to the palate of this firm and focused Champagne, accenting the Honeycrisp apple and white cherry fruit, toast, lemon curd and grated ginger flavours. Fine and creamy in texture, with a mouthwatering juiciness through to the lasting finish. Disgorged October 2016. Drink now through 2028. 120 cases imported.”

94 points, Wine Spectator, Dec 2018

 

“The 2013 Cuvée Grand Cellier d’Or shows the layered, vertical construction that is so typical of this wine. Deceptively medium in body, the 2013 is subtle and yet wonderfully complex. There is an airy, weightless quality to the 2013 that is impossible to miss. At the same time, all the layers of complexity and structure are present, they just speak in hushed tones. Citrus, floral and mineral notes are some of the signatures, but the Cellier d’Or is mostly a wine of textural finesse and nuance. Dosage is 7 grams per litre.”

93 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, July 2018