Region: Champagne, France
Vilmart Grand Cellier d’Or 2017
80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir
Intense, golden, lemon and yellow in colour with very fine persistent bubbles.
The nose is very elegant, airy, floral, in the mouth we find candied pineapple, cardamom and with pepper are the notes that reach us directly. Then after a few moment, another round of flavors arrives, nuts aromas at first (pralines, hazelnut) followed by mineral notes (chalk, roasted shellfish). The wine is mature, complex with a lot ofpersonality. It still evolves in the glass with cinnamon and gingerbread aromas.
The finish is very long around ten to twelve seconds and clean, with a nice conclusion on candied lemon, candied orange zest, then after few minutes of airing, we find pralines, peaches and apricot notes.
Too complex food pairing should be avoided to keep the wine balance. It texture and mature aromatic profile, will suit caviar or with dishes with firm texture (lobster, white meats) and reduced sauces.
This vintage Champagne has the perfect balance of fresh floral notes, rich nutty flavours & great minerality. One of the best vintage Champagne around. Vilmart never disappoint.