Champagne Vilmart & Cie
Part of the ethos that has served Vilmart so well is their commitment to organic viticulture. Working in partnership with nature, rather than struggling against it, gives their wines "extraordinary class and elegance " (Galloni) that many ‘grand marques’ cannot match. Champs uses no chemicals, and the estate has been pesticide-free since 1989, creating wonderfully healthy sub soils.
The remarkable "finesse" in the wine is also achieved by two signature wine-making techniques: vinification in oak barrels and avoidance of malolactic fermentation. Combining these techniques with grapes of exceptional quality, their Champagnes display "depth and complexity" and "a brisk focus and poise" (Decanter).