Champagne Larmandier-Bernier, Champagne Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs ‘Latitude’ NV

£40.50 (75cl)

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SKU: CPLB01NVB

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Description

Composed exclusively of Chardonnays originating from the same “latitude” south of Vertus. Aged for 2 years before disgorgement, as well as for 6 months post disgorgement. The original name ‘Tradition’ was replaced by ‘Latitude’, since it seemed a better description of this particular cuvée, with its fully round, rich, charming style.

Tasting note

Harmony and roundness.Charming at any time of day (or night…), its harmonious and fully round character will delight any palate. Ready to drink now, but you can also keep it for 2 or 3 years

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 ageing at either Brut Nature (0g/l) or Extra Brut (2-5g/l) allows for the clearest of expressions.



Jancis Robinson (Purple Pages jancisrobinson.com):

Lovely lemon freshness at first but also a light yeasty note. Fine, lively mousse, really crisp and tight with a long citrus finish. Points: 17 . Date Tasted: 17/07/2017

Robert Parker Wine Advocate (robertparker.com):

The latest rendition of NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Latitude is excellent, offering up aromas of lemon oil, wet stones and white flowers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, bright and precise, with good concentration, racy acids, an ultra-fine mousse and a long, chalky finish. As usual, this is a classy introduction to the Larmandier-Bernier range. (William Kelley) Points: 91. Issue Date: 30/04/2019

Jamie Goode (wineanorak.com):

Tight and concentrated with a fine herbal edge to the intense citrus fruit. This has a lovely sharp lemony core. Powerful, dry and precise. Points 93. Date Published: 15/05/2018

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