NV Larmandier Bernier Longitude Extra Brut 750mL

Sku 205835
  • Country. France
  • Size. 750 Ml
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Vintage NV
  • Wine Type Champagne & Sparkling
  • Product Wine Imported
  • 93 Wine Advocate Notes

    Its fruit sources spanning all of the prominent villages along the Cote des Blancs in which they have holdings is what prompted Larmandier-Berniers NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Longitude L1009-12 to acquire its current name. (It was long simply referred to as the estates Blanc de Blancs.) Nutty, herbal suffusion of pear, lemon, and green zebra tomato makes for a succulently juicy as well as intriguing cuvee that contrasts sharply no doubt as intended with the corresponding Latitude bottling. Here we havent the aromatic fireworks though a haunting evocation of flowered, grassy meadow emerges as the wine sits open but there is an especially fascinating mid-palate exchange with, in part, ineffable elements of broadly mineral nature, leading to a finish of remarkable salivary compulsion and sheer length. This exceptional value in Champagne should merit following for at least 3-4 years.

  • 94 Vinous Notes

    An intensely mineral-driven wine, the NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Longitude pulses with energy and tension. Partial aging in cask gives the wine much of its texture and slightly burnished quality to the fruit. Dried pear, spice, menthol and licorice are laced into a vinous, textured finish that speaks to crystalline purity and nuance. As the name suggests, the Longitude emerges from a collection of parcels along the same longitude of chalk and limestone soils, in this case Vertus, Cramant and Oger, fermented in a combination of cask and stainless steel. This release is based on 2012, with the addition of 40% reserve wines. Dosage is 4 grams/liter.

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