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Grand Cellier d'Or

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COMPOSITION

Wine: Grand Cellier
Appellation: Brut
Vintage: 2010
Terroir: Blending composed of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir
Average of vines:
Composition: 80% Chardonnay/20% Pinot Noir
Dosage: 7 g/L
Certification: HVE (High Environmental Value)
Bottle size: 150 cl

 

VINIFICATION

• Manual harvest 2010 • Aging process: ten months in oak barrels of 228 l • Forty-two months on lies in the cellars after bottling • No malolactic fermentation • Dosage: 7 g/l

 

TASTING NOTES

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, candled 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 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.

 

SERVING

Too complex food pairing should be avoided to keep the wine balance. It 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.

 

 

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