An aperitif par excellence: Champagne LARMANDIER-BERNIER ‘Latitude’ Extra Brut 1er Cru

by Ed H-B

Our grower’s champagnes like the ‘Latitude’ from Pierre Larmandier offer so much more quality and interest for the price than the traditional ‘Grandes Marques’. With the grapes grown, picked and vinified in-house, this gives much greater control over the quality of the wines and the ability to shape a natural house style.

A must try before we reach the festive season, this outstanding champagne might just make those drinks parties something to look forward to (and could just change them forever…)

Very dry blend of 100% Chardonnay from the Larmandier’s vineyards south of Vertus (this is in fact an extra-brut), elegant and pure flavours, making for an interesting contrast to the Egly-Ouriet style. This is a breathtaking wine at this price. Now known as ‘Latitude’.’ L&S

LARMANDIER-BERNIER ‘Latitude’ Extra Brut 1er Cru

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Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

Classification: 1er Cru   Origin: France, Champagne, Non Vintage

ABV: 12.5%

Pricing:

75cl bottles  £34.50      Case price £31.95 £29.95*

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Reviews and comments

Light yellow. Fresh pear and peach aromas are deepened by floral honey and gentle minerality. Plush, honeyed orchard fruit flavors are impressively fine-grained and silky. This boasts impressive depth, focus and persistence, showing a slow-building tangerine quality on the finish.’ 90/100 Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

Un Champagne de fruit facile d’acces en bouche pour sa souplesse et sa finesse. Parfait pour l’apéritif.’ 14/20 La Revue du Vin de France

It is disgorged manually and dosed with only 5 grammes per litre of sugar – effectively making it an “Extra Brut” wine. The nose shows savoury aromas of brioche and ripe citrus fruits, with a hint of raspberry from the Pinot Noir. The Pinot also adds structure and roundness to the palate, on which pure flavours combine in a satisfying finish. An apéritif wine par excellence’. Dominic Rippon, Dominic’s France, the cool climate

Larmandier-Bernier

Pierre Larmandier is passionate about his vineyards, which are around fifty separate parcels, spread across the Cotes des Blancs in the grand cru villages of Cramant, Chouilly, Oger and Avize, and the premier cru of Vertus. All but three of the parcels(representing 0.5 hectares) are farmed using non-officially certified biodynamic methods. Wines are made only from their own 15 hectares of vines, which are an average 33 years old. Working only with natural yeasts the influence of ‘terroir’ is all important to the style of his wines, so much so that he uses a minimum ‘dosage’ (if at all) so as not to mask the wines natural

See Champagne Larmandier-Bernier’s full wine list here

GROWER’S CHAMPAGNE MIXED CASE

Try our other equally delicious Grower’s Champagnes from: RL Legras, Egly-Ouriet, Barnaut, Baron Albert & Larmandier-Bernier by ordering a pre-mixed case for just £371.50  £342.30

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Grower’s Champagne Mixed Case

* We’re determined to show you how good our grower champagnes are £ for £, so we’ve taken a further £2.00 off each bottle (at case price) until next weekend.

** Mix any 12 bottles from our website or shops to qualify for our case price discount. Free nationwide delivery on all orders over £100. Next day delivery to central London.

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