Larmandier-Bernier NV "Latitude" Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut
Previously, this cuvée was called "Tradition", a name that was chosen in the 1970’s by Pierre’s parents. The new name Latitude was selected since the wine is composed exclusively of Chardonnays originating from the same latitude: the south of Vertus, where Pinot noir was historically planted.
Pierre Larmandier focuses this wine on the fruit from his vines growing in rich, deep soil south of Vertus, blending it with stock from his “perpetual reserve.” Latitude is fruity and bold, with a formidable undertone of acidity, turning the tangerine and lemon-curd flavors toward briskness and pungency. Those flavors last with chalky clarity.