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Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Latitude Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs
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Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Latitude Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs NV

Champagne, FranceThe Larmandier and Bernier families have a long history in Champagne, traced 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 established. Larmandier-Bernier is a gem of a grower estate with fifteen biodynamically farmed hectares in Grand Cru & Premier Cru villages of the Côte des Blancs. Latitude (formally known as 'Tradition') is a shimmering chardonnay sourced from vineyards in Vertus, with 70% base wine (2009 vintage) fermented in stainless steel & 30% reserve wine from foudre & neutral oak. This was aged on the lees for over two years before dégorgement and topping with 4gr/l dosage. A tight core of green apple is rapidly buffered out by crispy layers of meringue, pear pastry, green apple and the aforementioned shimmer, tight with chalk and minerality that propels this to a very elongated finish. Delicate and filligreed, yet with intensity.Tasted: 31 July 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 73.00 speculative listing - Liquid Art Selections Producer: Champagne Larmandier-BernierDistributors: Liquid Art Selections
Varietal: Chardonnay