Champagne Larmandier-Bernier, 1er Cru Extra-Brut Tradition

Champagne Larmandier-Bernier, 1er Cru Extra-Brut Tradition
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Champagne Larmandier-Bernier

41,00 € tax incl.

Grape(s): 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir.

A harmonious blend of Côte des Blancs Chardonnay (80%) and Pinot Noirs from Vertus (20%) handpicked in 2007. The reserve wines coming from several previous vintages represent about one third of this cuvée. The natural alcoholic fermentation (natural yeast) and the malolactic fermentation begin spontaneously in our temperature-controlled, stainless-steel vats. The wines are left on their lees during the winter. The reserve wines are stored in casks and in wooden vats. The blending and the bottling are carried out in May, and the bottles are then taken down into our cellars and horizontally stacked. The second fermentation and the maturation 'on laths' quietly take place in the coolness of our cellars. All the bottles are disgorged manually 3 to 6 months before being marketed. The dosage is 4 grams per litre (this brut is also an extra-brut!). According to Bettane & Desseauve “beautiful robe, very pure nose, very pleasant fruit, ideal balance in terms of acidity, proportions very well integrated, difficult to do better as the basic level cuvée. » 

Bettane & Desseauve: 16/20

Maturity: Now-2012