This is again 100% Côte des Blancs Chardonnay, yet this time the vineyards are all north of the village of Vertus, where the topsoils are much thinner and the vines plunge straight into the chalky bedrock. To be specific, the vineyards are located in Cramant, Avize, Oger, and Vertus (north of the village). Connecting the dots between these communes forms a line close to the 4th meridian. Hence Longitude.
The winemaking is effectively identical to that of the Latitude. As you might expect, being also a Blanc de Blancs sourced from the same vineyards, this is very close in style to previous releases. Expect a vibrant, crystalline and remarkably refined Champagne, crackling with chalky energy and bright, citrus and nectarine fruit. Such purity and minerality could only come from the man that Laurent d'Harcourt, MD of Pol Roger, recently dubbed "The Ayatollah of quality" and his impeccably tended vineyards. As with the Latitude Cuvee, Longitude is dosed with very low 3-4 grams per litre (extra brut).