Champagne Larmandier-Bernier, Champagne 1er Cru Non Dosé Blanc de Blancs ‘Terre de Vertus’ 2013

£57.00 (75cl)

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SKU: CPLB0313B

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Description

This single cru ages for at least 4 years and receives no dosage at all

Tasting note

A wine full of tension and minerality.

About the producer

Averaging 33 years of age, Larmandier-Bernier’s 15 hectares of vineyards lie on the spectacular terroirs of the Côte des Blancs: Vertus, a 1er cru village, as well as the Grand Crus Cramant, Chouilly, Oger and Avize. According to Pierre and Sophie Larmandier, “the creation of a great Champagne, like the creation of any great wine, begins in the vineyard.” This philosophy is why they manage their vineyards biodynamically, harvesting their grapes manually at optimal ripeness to produce extraordinary expressions of each terroir.

Fermentations using natural yeasts in a mixture of stainless steel vats, wooden casks and barrels, together with long, slow aging at either Brut Nature (0g / l) or Extra Brut (2-5g / l) allows for the clearest of expressions.



Robert Parker Wine Advocate (robertparker.com):

Disgorged in 2018 with minimal dosage, the 2013 Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Terre de Vertus unfurls with notes of lemon oil, oyster shell, pastry cream and crisp green apple that gains in definition and purity with time in the glass. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, with a pinpoint mousse, lovely venosity, fine depth at the core and a mouthwateringly saline, chalky and decidedly dry finish. As usual, this is a classy and distinctive bottling from Larmandier-Bernier. (William Kelley) Points: 94. Issue Date: 30/04/2019

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