Vilmart "Coeur de Cuvée" Brut
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Vilmart "Coeur de Cuvée" Brut - 2012

Item # 12206 1.5L

A stunning Champagne made from older vines of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. A portion of the grapes come from massale plantings from the Blanches Voies vineyard which has limestone-based soils. Aged for 10 months in barrique before bottling for the second fermentation where the wine aged in bottle for 72 months before disgorging. Coeur de Cuvée is the first press of the grapes after harvest - it is only reserved for impeccable Champagne.

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An absolutely gorgeous Champagne that will make your toes curl in delight. Vilmart is produced by a small grower producer with a long and prestigious history. This wine is stunning, rich and full from its 80% Chardonnay, yet it contains much depth and nuance from its 20% Pinot Noir. This Champagne with make any celebration unforgettable!

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