Vilmart & Cie Grand Cellier
Vilmart & Cie Grand Cellier is a complex, but still juvenile, wine. It reflects both the quality of its origins, the care given to the blending and the mastery of its ageing process. The blend is 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir.
Pale yellow with golden and green highlights. This wine develops a fine, elegant and long-tasting mousse.
On the first nose, the wine reveals white flower aromas (honeysuckle, lilac) citrus notes as well as fresh butter and cream. After airing, as it is getting warmer, this Champagne exhales another spectrum of aromas. The wine reveals spicy notes of ginger, lemongrass, which were unsuspected until then.
The palate is lively with a delicate effervescence. The beautiful quality of the acidity (present throughout the tasting) is especially remarkable. The frank vinosity of the wine (roundness and alcohol) gives an impression of strength and freshness. The wine appears both broad yet tight. These various sensations produce a pure, creamy and silky textured wine. The finish is clean, slightly mineral and long. The last aroma is the grapefruit. The last impression will be remembered as a harmonious, healthy and vibrant wine.
The Grand Cellier pairs well with soft in texture meals. We suggest select fish such as sole or turbot with a mild sauce, fine crustaceans (prawns) or nice pieces of white meats (veal with citrus).