Champagne Vilmart “Ratafia” 2009 [6/cs]

vilmart ratafia
France Champagne
Pinot Noir
Type: Dessert Wine
Vintage: 2009

Ratafia is an exceptionally rare sweet wine from grower Champagne house Vilmart et Cie. Its unique character comes from blending the unfermented juice of hand-harvested Pinot Noir from Vilmart’s Premier Cru Champagne vineyards with Champagne brandy. As it ages, Ratafia acquires a warm profile, full and velvety and round. Five years spent in wooden barrels yields ginger-bread, rose flower jelly, and bitter orange marmalade flavours on the palate.

This is a unique, magical wine: fresh and bright, balanced by a concentrated, slightly heady finish. Enjoy chilled as an aperitif, or serve with food. Not just for dessert, consider it a sumptuous match for foie gras, tagines, charcuterie, or the richest cheeses (try Maroilles, Livarot, Munster, Epoisses, Roquefort, or Gorgonzola).