Wine

Larmandier-Bernier

2011 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 | 97 WA
“Revisited from the June 2019 disgorgment, Larmandier-Bernier's 2011 Extra-Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Vieille Vigne du Levant continues to drink superbly, bursting from the glass with aromas of pear, peach, toasted almonds, white flowers, fresh bread and oyster shell. Full-bodied, layered and concentrated, it's deep and fleshy, with superb concentration, racy acids and a long, saline finish. I have previously contended that Pierre Larmandier produced Champagne's wines-of-the-vintage in 2011, and every bottle I open seems to confirm that. Indeed, if one were to taste only his wines, along with those produced by a small handful of other growers, one could easily think very differently about this unheralded year.” - William Kelley, Wine Advocate

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