Larmandier-Bernier - NV Latitude Blanc De Blanc Extra Brut
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Pierre and Sophie Larmandier craft exceptional wines led by a non-interventionalist, non-conformist, purist philosophy. The vineyards are tirelessly farmed biodynamically (almost unheard of in Champagne) and produce exceptionally low yields, with the average vine age being 35 years – ancient by Champagne standards. All Larmandier's wines are wild fermented in large format casks, aged in underground cellars over more than two years, and bottled unfined and unfiltered with low or no dosage (manually) in order to capture every ounce of his incredible mineral terroir.
This charming grower Champagne is 100% Côte des Blancs Chardonnay from vineyards on the southern side of Vertus. It's rich and round, with cut-diamond precision on the palate. Invigorating acidity and chalky vitality, accompanied by just-ripe stone fruits, moreish minerality and a beautiful oatmeal-esque complexity from time on lees. Everything orbits a very textural core. Such a generous, sculptural wine. It gives so much – probably more than you deserve!
Varietal Chardonnay || Region Champagne, France || ABV 12.5% || Vol 750ml