Vilmart & Cie Grand Cellier d'Or 2014
Vilmart & Cie Grand Cellier d'Or is a blend of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir from Premier Crus and vines of fifty years age.
On the eye: Intense, golden, lemon and yellow in color with very fine persistent bubbles. These small pearls give birth on the surface to a beautiful white cord.
On the nose: Melted butter, custard, candled pineapple, cardamom and with pepper are the notes that reach us directly. Then after a few moment, another round of flavors arrives, nut aromas at first (pralines, hazelnut) followed by mineral notes (chalk, roasted shellfish). The wine is mature, complex with a lot of personality. It still evolves in the glass with cinnamon and gingerbread aromas. The imperceptible dosage and the frank acidity give us a sharp acid / sugar balance extra brut type. The vinosity is expressed through bold and wood.
On the palate: The finish is very long around 10 to 12 seconds and clean, with a nice conclusion on grapefruit and pralines notes.
A complex food pairing should be avoided to keep the wine's balance. It firm texture and mature aromatic profile pairs well with caviar or with dishes with firm texture (lobster, white meats) and reduced sauces.