Vilmart Grand Cellier d'Or Champagne 2015
Intense, golden, lemon and yellow in colour with very fine persistent bubbles. These small pearls give birth on the surface to a beautiful white cord. Melted butter, custard, candied pineapple, cardamom and pepper are the notes that reach us directly. Then after a few moments, another round of flavours arrive, nuts aromas at first (pralines, hazelnut) followed by mineral notes (chalk, roasted shellfish). The wine is matured, 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. The finish is very long around ten to twelve seconds and clean, with a nice conclusion on grapefruit and pralines notes.
Too complex food pairing should be avoided to keep the wine balanced. Its texture and mature aromatic profile will lead the wine to seek products preferably like caviar or with dishes with firm texture (lobster, white meats) and reduced sauces.