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Vilmart & Cie

Established in 1890 in the Premier Cru village of Rilly-la-Montagne, Vilmart & Cie is a respected grower-producer in the Champagne region. The estate is known for its sustainable viticulture practices, avoiding herbicides and chemical fertilizers, reflecting its commitment to quality and environmental responsibility. Laurent Champs, the fifth-generation custodian, continues the family's legacy with a focus on meticulous viticulture and winemaking techniques.

Vilmart distinguishes itself through the use of oak barrels for fermentation and ageing, a practice less common in Champagne, contributing to the richer texture and complexity of its wines. This method is particularly notable in their esteemed cuvées like "Coeur de Cuvée" and "Grand Cellier," which have received international recognition for their quality and craftsmanship.

The house's commitment to excellence is evident in every aspect of production, from the careful management of their vineyards to the detailed winemaking process, ensuring that each bottle expresses the unique terroir and heritage of Vilmart & Cie. As a result, Vilmart's Champagnes are celebrated for their depth, richness, and distinctive character, embodying the tradition and innovation that the house stands for.