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NV Larmandier-Bernier Longitude Blanc de Blanc

NV Larmandier-Bernier Longitude Blanc de Blanc

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$594.00 (Case 6 x 750ml)

Champagne
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$594.00
Champagne
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • This wine is made exclusively from the Larmandiers' Chardonnays grown on the Côte des Blancs: Vertus, Oger, Avize, Cramant, which form a line close to the 4th meridian. 'Longitude' is also an allusion to the length and the very pure, frank and mineral style of these great terroirs, where the chalk is very close to the surface.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • 2013 base with 35-40% reserve wines going back to 2004, disgorged in September 2017. The vineyards are located in Cramant, Avize, Oger, and Vertus (north of the village). While Latitude is expansive across the palate, Longitude is all about minerality, line and raciness. This is again 100% Côte des Blancs Chardonnay, made in the same fashion as Larmandier's Latitude cuvée. As with the Latitude cuvée, Longitude is dosed with a low four grams per litre.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Expect a vibrant, crystalline and remarkably refined Champagne, crackling with chalky energy and salinity and with wonderfully bright, citrus, nectarine and white pepper fruit.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Champagne Larmandier-Bernier was established upon the marriage of Philippe Larmandier and Elisabeth Bernier in 1971; their families have been active in the Champagne region since the French Revolution. Larmandier-Bernier has fifteen hectares under vine, including the Côte des Blancs Grand Cru villages Cramant, Chouilly, Oger and Avize, and the premier cru village of Vertus. Most of the family's vineyards are planted to Chardonnay, and about 15% are planted to Pinot Noir. The average age of the vines is 33 years. The Larmandier-Bernier winemaking process never adds more than five grams per liter of sugar. The family estate began to produce organic wine in 1992, and transitioned to biodynamic viticulture in 1999. Larmandier-Bernier uses only indigenous yeasts in the winery.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 95 POINTS

    DECANTER


    Lovely classy green-gold colour shouts Chardonnay. Minerals, chalk, a hint of spices, and fine, fine tension in the mouth. Moreish and complete, a fine long wine.'

    93 POINTS

    ANTONIO GALLONI MW - VINOUS


    The NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Longitude 1er Cru is another fabulous wine from Pierre and Sophie Larmandier. Apricot, chamomile, hazelnut and lightly honeyed overtones fill out the wine's ample frame effortlessly. It is fascinating to taste the Latitude and Longitude side by side. The Latitude is brighter and more focused, while the Longitude is all about texture and palate weight. The current release is based on the 2013 vintage, with 40% reserve wines. The Longitude is a blend of fruit from Vertus, Cramant and Oger. Because Vertus is a 1er Cru village, the Longitude is necessarily a 1er Cru Champagne, despite the presence of fruit from Grand Cru parcels in Cramant.'