Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru
Champagne light yellow color with lemon reflections.
Champagne taste is rich and full-bodied, fresh, sweet floral and mineral notes.
In the bright living champagne flavor notes of lemon, vanilla, toast, pear, mineral and floral tones.
Champagne can be used as an aperitif, perfect for exquisite fish dishes, for example - to smoked salmon, oysters with lemon juice.
"Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru" - drink, rightly called champagne because it meets two main requirements: it is made of permitted by law for the production of champagne grape varieties - Chardonnay; grapes grown in the Champagne region and assembled with vineyards located on a picturesque hill Vertus in the Côte des Blancs, and the hills of Avize, Cramant 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. Winery "Larmande Bern" is used classic production process. Wine fermented in stainless steel tanks with controlled temperature, using natural yeast, whereupon the precipitate remains on during the winter. Reserve wines, which in this champagne of 40% is stored in barrels and in wooden vats. Blending and bottling low dozhazem (4 grams per liter) held in May, after which the bottles are stacked horizontally in a cool cellar, where the second fermentation and maturation.
"Mineral - business card of this wine, especially at the finish, which is an incredibly elegant and refined," - wrote in 2008 in his review of champagne "Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru" famous wine critic Robert Parker. "It's a great thing! .. Champagne Larmande Bern - one of the cleanest and most charming wines produced in the region today. I did not have enough words to recommend them, as they deserve," - said in addition to the trailers 91 Antonio Galloni assessment score, Wine Advocate in December 2008. Champagne can be drunk now or kept for several years.
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.