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Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Latitude Blanc de Blancs NV (Base 20. Disg. Nov 2022)

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Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Latitude Blanc de Blancs NV (Base 20. Disg. Nov 2022)
Producer Champagne Larmandier-Bernier
Region, Country Champagne, France
Bottle Size 750ml
Product Code 22130-750

Disgorged November 2022. Latitude is 100% Côte des Blancs Chardonnay from vineyards on the southern side of Vertus. These vineyards are on roughly the same latitude, hence the name, which also hints at the breadth of texture that the wines from these sites (having more clay in the soil) tend to offer.

In the cellar, Larmandier uses mostly large-format casks (almost all the wood now comes from Stockinger in Austria). Fermentation and malolactic conversion take place naturally and there is no filtration. Bottles are matured over a period of more than two years and are disgorged manually and dosed at low, extra-brut levels (in this case, four grams per litre) at least six months before release.

Pure and mineral, this offers texture and stone-fruited depth without sacrificing the cut-diamond precision and citrusy, chalky energy that is a given at this address. Extremely versatile at the table, both of the entry cuvées can work with a wide range of dishes from fish, terrines, any chicken dish (particularly lemon chicken) and most cheeses (except blue or really strong washed-rind).

Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Latitude Blanc de Blancs NV (Base 20. Disg. Nov 2022)

Reviews

“The NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Latitude 1er Cru is bright, punchy and full of mineral-driven intensity. Crushed flowers, lemon peel, sage, mint and crushed rocks build as this potent, intensely saline Champagne opens in the glass. This is impressive. As always, the Latitude is a Champagne built on textural breadth and volume, typical of wines from the southern sector of Vertus. This release is based on 2019 and 40% a perpetual reserve that goes back to 2004. Dosage is 3 grams per liter.”
94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Reviews

“The NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Latitude 1er Cru is bright, punchy and full of mineral-driven intensity. Crushed flowers, lemon peel, sage, mint and crushed rocks build as this potent, intensely saline Champagne opens in the glass. This is impressive. As always, the Latitude is a Champagne built on textural breadth and volume, typical of wines from the southern sector of Vertus. This release is based on 2019 and 40% a perpetual reserve that goes back to 2004. Dosage is 3 grams per liter.”
94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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