Champagne Larmandier Bernier Latitude Extra Brut NV

Champagne Larmandier Bernier Latitude Extra Brut NV

Champagne, Imported   |    750ml   |    12.5%
Larmandier-Bernier has been rated as one of Champagne’s top five producers by Andrew Jefford. This estate is meticulously run by Pierre Larmandier and wife Sophie using biodynamic practices. Latitude is a 100% Côte des Blancs Chardonnay, predominantly grown, as it always has been, in vineyards on the southern side of Vertus. These are vineyards on roughly the same 'Latitude', and the name also hints at the breadth of texture that the wines from these clay rich soils tend to offer up, even when only Chardonnay is used.

Larmandier uses a combination of neutral barrel, foudre and less and less steel tank. The alcoholic and malolactic fermentations take place without inoculation, and there's no fining or filtration. Bottle maturation takes place quietly over a period of more than 2 years, and each bottle is disgorged manually 6 months before being released and dosed with a very low 3-4 grams per litre (ie; extra brut). Immaculately crafted as ever, the most recent set of releases offer cut-diamond grace and precision, citrusy, chalky energy and a succulent, textured core. A stunning Blanc de Blancs Champagne of the highest quality.

"94 Points. It encapsulates the gorgeous freshness of young Vertus chardonnay in its grapefruit, freshly picked apple and lemon blossom aromas, while boring deep into its chalk mineral structure, building great textural presence, amplified by the spicy, nutty complexity of barrel fermentation."- Tyson Stelzer, The Champagne Guide 2014-2015.

“Pungent aromas of citrus pith, pear skin and chalky minerals, plus a suave floral aspect. Juicy and sharply focused, conveying strong mineral, lime and honeysuckle character and a jolt of iodine. Dry and emphatically mineral-driven but not austere in style, finishing with excellent clarity and lingering florality. 92 Points"- Josh Reynolds, Vinousmedia.com.

Availability: In stock

$94.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Larmandier-Bernier has been rated as one of Champagne’s top five producers by Andrew Jefford. This estate is meticulously run by Pierre Larmandier and wife Sophie using biodynamic practices.
6
Imported
Champagne
750
12.5
This replaces the wine known as Brut Tradition, although it is now 100% Côte des Blancs Chardonnay. The fruit for this wine is predominantly grown, as it always has been, in vineyards on the southern side of Vertus. These are vineyards on roughly the same “Latitude”, and this new name also hints at the breadth of texture that the wines from these vineyards tend to offer up, even when only Chardonnay is used. In the past, this wine contained up to 20 percent Pinot Noir, but over the years this has been steadily decreasing in favour of Chardonnay.

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