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Emotion - 2012

Vilmart & Cie

4.3 / 5.0

France » Champagne
rose traditional sparkling, brut
On lees
60 months
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
5764 UAH
not available
Vilmart & Cie Emotion 2012

A 60/40 blend of Saignée Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from 45-year-old vines in Rilly-la-Montagne, vinified in barrels for 10 months without malolactic fermentation.


4.3 / 5.0750 ml@Garage · Champagne Party by Elena and Roma Vol. 3

Emotion is an intense, generous, quaffable and sophisticated wine. It bursts with notes of orange oil, grapefruit (Sicilian orange?), strawberries, cream, bruised red apples, mould, smelly seawater and dark bread crust. The aftertaste is almost eternal (I had to make the second sip thus prolonging this already-lasting sensation) with flavours of grapefruit and Jerez. Despite the age, Emotion offers great acidity, which attacks you but with love and care as the palate is well-balanced.

Wine #5 on Champagne Party by Elena and Roma Vol. 3 event.

4.0 / 5.0750 ml@Garage · Champagne Party by Elena and Roma Vol. 1

Emotion unveils orange oil, red berries, bruised red apple, barberry, almonds, wet mouldy cellar and sausage roll (sic!). A bit disturbing and tempting at the same time. Pointy, oily and racy. Nice chalky finish.

Wine #6 on Champagne Party by Elena and Roma Vol. 1 event.

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.