Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Extra Brut Tradition Premier Cru
Reviews of purchase Larmandier-Bernier Extra Brut Tradition Premier Cru
Champagne sparkling golden color.
Champagne taste creamy, delicate, refined, yeast, sweet, with notes of biscuit. In the long mineral aftertaste nuances of grapefruit, cucumber, spicy acidity.
Champagne with fresh fruity aroma, with hints of citrus.
Champagne is perfect for any occasion, can be used as an aperitif and digestif, with a variety of dishes.
"Extra Brut Tradition Premier Cru" - drink, rightly called champagne because it meets two main requirements: it is made of permitted by law for the production of champagne grapes - Pinot Noir and Chardonnay; grapes grown in the Champagne region and assembled with vineyards located on a picturesque hill Vertus in the Côte des Blancs, as well as on the hills Avize, Chouilly and Oger. Interestingly, the characteristics of the varieties Chardonnay, which in Champagne takes more than 95% of the total vineyard area, vary depending on the location and soil. Thus, the taste of Chardonnay from the hill Oger thinner and with Memo - sharper. Thanks harmoniously matched combination of terroirs, Champagne Extra Brut Tradition Premier Cru turned out surprisingly refined. Winery Larmande Bern used the classic production process. The wine is fermented in large oak vats and stainless steel tanks slowly - up to two months, with the use of natural yeast. The wines remain on the lees during the winter. Reserve wines, which in this champagne constitute about one-third is stored in barrels and in wooden vats. Blending and bottling take place in May, after which the bottles are stacked horizontally in a cool cellar, where the second fermentation and maturation.
Larmande family and Bernier are its long history in Champagne since the French Revolution. Into one united them in 1971, the marriage of Philip and Elizabeth Larmande Bernier. Today, the rich family tradition continues Pierre and Sophie, who own 15 hectares of vineyards in the Côte de Blancs. Pierre Larmande, to the management of the economy in 1988, belonged to the idea of switching to organic first, and then to fully biodynamic viticulture, produce the best crops in each vintage and produce world-class wines that convey the unique terroir of Côte de Blancs. In the vineyards Larmande Bern grown 85% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Noir, the average age of the vines is 35 years. The farm is supported by the conservative practice of low yields, even by the standards of Champagne, an average of 50 hectoliters per hectare, and the classical approach to the production of wines - the use of natural yeasts, long slow fermentation, the use of steel vats and large oak barrels from old wood, low dozazh, sometimes and non-existent. Each Cru vinified separately. That is why wine Larmande-Bernier distinguished by their texture purity mineral energy, impeccable balance, great potential and beautiful expression of terroir.