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Champagne Larmandier-Bernier - Grand Cru Les Chemins d'Avize 2013 Champagne Larmandier-Bernier - Grand Cru Les Chemins d'Avize 2013

Champagne

Champagne Larmandier-Bernier - Grand Cru Les Chemins d'Avize 2013

Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs.

Single Bottle:

$290.00
In stock

Type:Sparkling

Varietal:Chardonnay

Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:12%

Region:Champagne

Country:France

Tasting Notes

Disgorged in January 2021, Pierre and Sophie's creation is a seamless blend from two intimate, adjoining Avize vineyards. The Chemin de Plivot, rooted in 1955, and the Chemin de Flavigny, established in 1960, are both nestled on Avize's gentle slopes, enriched by profound chalky depths and a whisper-thin layer of topsoil. Each bottle matures gracefully, cradled by its natural lees for over four years. Upon awakening, the wine is hand-disgorged and kissed with a mere two grams of dosage, preserving its pristine essence and terroir-driven character.

Technical Info

Brand:Larmandier Bernier

Closure:Cork

Organic Certification:BUREAU VERITAS - CER-OPT19269-C202542

Country of Origin:France

Serving Temperature:8-10°C

Sugar Residual:2 g/l

Wine Ageing:60-Month ageing in bottle (traditional method)

Winemaking Style:Grower Champagne

Winemaking:Grapes undergo gentle pressing, with juices lightly settled before barreling. Both natural alcoholic and malolactic fermentations proceed spontaneously in Stockinger barrels. The wines mature on natural lees for a year without filtration or fining. Each bottle is manually disgorged 6 months prior release. The dosage is only 2g/l.

Viticulture:Situated in Avize's village core, specifically in "Chemin de Plivot" and "Chemin de Flavigny", this area boasts shallow soil with chalk close to the surface. The 50-year-old vines extract delicate floral nuances and a distinct mineral richness.

Food Pairing:Sushi, Prawn and saffron pasta, Gruyère cheese soufflé, Lobster salad, White truffle and asparagus tart, King crab legs with lemon and butter sauce, Ossetra caviar on blinis with chive and egg yolk.

Reviews and Accolades

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

96

Robert Parker

Larmandier-Bernier's 2013 Extra-Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Les Chemins d'Avize is showing brilliantly, unfurling in the glass with a lovely nose of citrus oil, fresh apricot, peach and pear, complemented by hints of fresh walnuts and almond paste. Full-bodied, deep and vinous, it's layered and elegantly muscular, with a concentrated core of ripe fruit, racy acids and a long, mineral finish. Pierre Larmandier invariably excels in cool, late growing seasons, so the 2013 vintage was perfectly adapted to his talents.

Taste Profile

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Full Body

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Larmandier Bernier

Larmandier-Bernier, as lauded by Andrew Jefford in his seminal work "The New France," stands as one of Champagne's elite, ranking among the top 5 growers. At the helm of this meticulously managed estate are Pierre Larmandier and his partner Sophie. Their domain now spans 15 hectares, primarily situated in Vertus, at the southernmost tip of the Côte des Blancs. Anchored in the principles of biodynamic viticulture, their vineyards are a testament to their unwavering commitment to sustainability and the environment. Much like their contemporaries, Larmandier-Bernier continually evolves, ascending to ever greater heights. Their wines, ever since, have remained true to their signature vitality and profound minerality, and now, they possess an even greater depth, complexity, and layers of flavor. Larmandier-Bernier is a shining example of a producer unrelenting in their pursuit of excellence, where tradition and innovation converge to create remarkable Champagne.

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