Vilmart "Émotion", Rosé Brut
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Vilmart "Émotion", Rosé Brut - 2014

Item # 45208 750mL
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Production Methods




Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

Tasting Notes

A saignée rosé Champagne that's based mostly on Pinot Noir (60%) alongside 60 year old, Premier Cru Chardonnay. The initial wine aged in 228 liter French casks for 10 months before bottling and then aging 60 months sur latte. Vilmart's Champagnes are luxurious, full-bodied and complex on the palate. Remarkable with langoustines.

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Staff Pick Notes

Speaking to the hedonistic pleasure I get from drinking Vilmart & Cie Champagnes certainly gets me emotional. A vintage rosé sparkler comprised of 60% Pinot Noir Rosé de Saignée and 40% Chardonnay, Laurent Champs employs aging and fermentation in small barriques while restricting malo to create a broad-shouldered, structured Champagne. Its crisp intensity walks the line of beauty, precision, and power. This dense sparkler absolutely demands to be put on the table, with a dense mousse that feels like pins and needles pressing on the palate. Flavors of strawberry shortcake, tangerine, mint, crème fraîche, and pastry dough; this really encapsulates the sort of cuvée meant for drinkers who want a complex, engaging experience from their sparklers. Vilmart is truly exceptional.


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