I N T E R A C T I O N O F S U B T L E
S E N S A T I O N S
A family business for five generations since 1890, Vilmart is driven by unique intuition, a taste for precision and a certain form of freedom. Désiré Vilmart founded the house in the heart of the village of Rilly-la-Montagne, at the foot of the Montagne de Reims.
The qualities of patience, consistency and humility are essential to exalt the wines.
Today, Laurent Champs follows this philosophy in his pursuit of making the right choices in everything he undertakes, learning from previous experience. For him, it is also a form of honesty regarding his creations; he takes a measured approach to viticulture to enhance the quality of his wines.
'When I think of finesse in Champagne,
Vilmart is one of the first names that come to my mind.'
The 11 exclusively Premier Cru hectares of the Vilmart vineyard are located in the Rilly-la-Montagne terroir. The proximity of the plots and unity of place, a particular feature in Champagne, allows the vines to be tended with particular care.
The Vilmart vineyard is also notable for its mix of varietals: a majority of Chardonnay (60%), with the remaining 40% planted to Pinot Noir.