Larmandier-Bernier Latitude Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

SKU #5065432
Winery Notes- One of the true gems in Champagne, Larmandier-Bernier is a small grower estate with eighteen biodynamically farmed hectares in Grand Cru & Premier Cru villages of the Côte des Blancs. Both the Larmandier and Bernier families have had a long history in the Champagne region, dating back to the French revolution, but it was not until the marriage of Philippe Larmandier and Elisabeth Bernier in 1971 that Champagne Larmandier-Bernier was officially established. The small house today is directed by Pierre and Sophie Larmandier, who took over the direction of the family estate in 1988. The Côte des Blancs lies south of Epernay and is the source for many top cuvée & vintage Champagnes for houses of all sizes. The vineyards are mostly situated on east facing slopes and 95% of the vines are the Chardonnay varietal (hence, the Côte des Blancs name). The soils in the area are typically a thin layer of top soil, beneath which lies the chalk that gives these wines their unique expression of minerality and terroir. Wines from this region are generally praised for their delicacy, freshness, and elegance.
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VINOUS RATING: 94
VINOUS REVIEW: The NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Latitude 1er Cru is powerful, full-bodied and structured, with a real sense of depth. Smoke, lemon peel, crushed rocks, graphite, menthol, dried pear and chamomile nuances infuse this virile Champagne. Readers looking for a Champagne to drink at the dinner table will adore the Latitude. This is an especially fine edition. Don't miss it. The current release is based on the 2014 vintage, with 40% reserve wines. As always, the Latitude emerges from the southern part of Vertus, an area that has historically been planted with Pinot Noir, which was considered better suited than Chardonnay because of the clay-rich soils.
STEVE TANZAR RATING: 92
STEVE TANZAR REVIEW: Bright straw. Elegant, high-pitched aromas of Meyer lemon, quince and white flowers. Vibrant, mineral-laced citrus and orchard fruit flavors shows excellent clarity and lift, picking up notes of anise and honey with air. Finishes taut and focused, with repeating mineral and floral notes. This graceful Champagne would be fantastic with simply prepared crab or shrimp dishes.
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Country France
Region Champagne
Bottle Size 750ml
Special Assignment Best Sellers
Alcohol %- 12
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