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Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Grand Cru Vieille Vigne du Levant 2012 (Disg. June 2021)

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Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Grand Cru Vieille Vigne du Levant 2012 (Disg. June 2021)
Producer Champagne Larmandier-Bernier
Region, Country Champagne, France
Bottle Size 750ml
Product Code 20634-750

This Blanc de Blancs was historically labelled Vieille Vigne de Cramant. Nothing has changed save for the name, which is now inspired by the vineyard where the majority of grapes are sourced, Bourron du Levant (planted in 1960). The balance comes from a 0.5-hectare holding in the neighbouring terroir of Le Fond du Bâteau (with 75-year-old vines). 


The winemaking across each of Larmandier’s single-terroir wines is similar; here it is natural fermentation and malo, 12 months in large Stockinger barrels and no filtration. This cuvée, however, spends at least seven years in bottle on lees (nearly nine years for the 2012). This release was disgorged with only two grams per litre dosage.

Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Grand Cru Vieille Vigne du Levant 2012 (Disg. June 2021)

Reviews

“The 2012 Extra Brut Vieille Vigne de Levant is another standout in this range from Pierre and Sophie Larmandier. It possesses tremendous intensity and tons of pure power. Lemon confit, apricot, spice, marzipan and dried herbs saturate the palate in a Champagne endowed with serious concentration. The 2012 is dense, rich and full of personality. These 50-70 year-old vines confer notable complexity. The 2012 was vinified in neutral oak and bottled with dosage of two grams per liter.”
96 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
“...the 2012 Extra-Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Vieille Vigne du Levant offers up an inviting bouquet of pear, peach, orange zest, freshly baked bread and pastry cream. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, it's an elegantly muscular, layered wine, with lively acids and a pinpoint mousse, concluding with a resonant finish. Despite its flesh and power, it's still tightly wound, so at least a few years' patience is recommended.”
95 points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

Reviews

“The 2012 Extra Brut Vieille Vigne de Levant is another standout in this range from Pierre and Sophie Larmandier. It possesses tremendous intensity and tons of pure power. Lemon confit, apricot, spice, marzipan and dried herbs saturate the palate in a Champagne endowed with serious concentration. The 2012 is dense, rich and full of personality. These 50-70 year-old vines confer notable complexity. The 2012 was vinified in neutral oak and bottled with dosage of two grams per liter.”
96 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
“...the 2012 Extra-Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Vieille Vigne du Levant offers up an inviting bouquet of pear, peach, orange zest, freshly baked bread and pastry cream. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, it's an elegantly muscular, layered wine, with lively acids and a pinpoint mousse, concluding with a resonant finish. Despite its flesh and power, it's still tightly wound, so at least a few years' patience is recommended.”
95 points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

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