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Larmandier-Bernier : Vieille Vigne du Levant Grand Cru Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs 2012
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Larmandier-Bernier : Vieille Vigne du Levant Grand Cru Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs 2012

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Larmandier-Bernier : Vieille Vigne du Levant Grand Cru Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs 2012

Rich and complex, a seductive Blanc de Blancs vintage champagne

The estate

Located in the Côte des Blancs, the Larmandier-Bernier Champagne House has been cultivating vines for more than 8 generations. Since 1988, Pierre Larmandier has been at the head of the 16-hectare family-owned estate and works towards producing exceptional vintages that authentically express the purity of the Champagne terroirs.

The vines are 33 years old on average and have been cultivated using biodynamic practices and with the utmost respect for the terroir for over 20 years. No chemical products, ploughing, wild yeasts, long ageing on lees in barrels and tuns, these are the decisive choices that give Larmandier-Bernier’s wines a rare and unique minerality that expresses the terroir beautifully.

The wine

Larmandier-Bernier's Vieille Vigne du Levant Grand Cru Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs 2012 is made from an exceptional south-eastern terroir located in Cramant. The eastern exposure, on the sunny side, enhances the rich aromatic palette and the powerful expression of the grapes. Between 56 and 80 years old, these old vines benefit from a deep rooting and a diversity of old vines, ideal conditions to give this champagne a unique complexity.

Vinification and ageing

Gentle pressing before settling and racking. Natural alcoholic fermentation then malolactic fermentation in barrels and tuns, as well as the first year of ageing on lees. Following the bottling, without undergoing the blending process as it is a vintage champagne, additional ageing for at least 7 to 8 years in bottle is carried out in the coolness of the house’s cellars. Disgorgement is carried out 6 months before being released onto the market. The dosage is 2 g/litre.

The blend

Produced since 1988, this 2012 Vieille Vigne du Levant Grand Cru Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs by Larmandier-Bernier is a 100% Chardonnay.

The tasting

This vintage Blancs de Blancs champagne seduces with its intensity, complexity and exceptional length.

Food and wine pairing

Enjoy as an aperitif, this Vieille Vigne du Levant Grand Cru Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs 2012 by Larmandier-Bernier will complement poultry with morel mushrooms or creamy dishes.

Storage

Enjoy today, this champagne can be cellared for a minimum of 2 years in order to develop its full range of aromas.

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