Wine

Larmandier-Bernier

2010 Vieille Vigne du Levant

BLEND | 100% Chardonnay

VINEYARDS | From the oldest estate Grand Cru vineyards in the village of Cramant, these vines range from 50-70 years of age.

WINEMAKING | Fermented using natural yeasts in a combination of 60% used barriques and 40% used foudres and left on the lees during the winter. Secondary fermentation and further aging on the lees for over seven years. Disgorged 1 year prior to release.

ALCOHOL | 12%

DOSAGE | 2gr/l dosage

PRESS | 96 WA
“Offers up a bright and detailed bouquet of citrus oil, flowers, white peach, warm bread and a delicate top note of walnut oil that’s less pronounced than its delicately oxidative 2009 counterpart. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and satiny, with considerable concentration and old-vine extract, concluding with a long and saline finish.” - William Kelley, Wine Advocate

PRESS | 94 VIN
“The 2010 Extra Brut Vielle Vigne de Levant Grand Cru is a gorgeous wine for drinking now and over the next handful of years. Aging on the cork for nearly eight years yields a Champagne with real nuance and complexity. Apricot, honey, dried herbs and wild flowers all grace this super- expressive Champagne. Light tropical overtones suggest the 2010 is more of a medium-term drinker rather than a long-distance runner. The 2010 is in a beautiful spot right now to deliver maximum drinking pleasure. I would not push my luck on aging though. Pierre and Sophie Larmandier craft the Levant from 50-70-year-old vines in Cramant. The 2010 was fermented 60% in neutral barrique and 40% in foudre, and then aged on the cork. Dosage: 2 gr/L. Disgorged: June, 2018.” - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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