Larmandier-Bernier, Extra Brut Rose "de Saignee", NV

$74.99

A rare saignee method champagne rose. Intense on the palate and delicate on the nose.

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Larmandier-Bernier


The story of the Larmandier-Bernier estate goes back centuries, but things really only got interesting after the late 1980s, when Pierre Larmandier took over. He immediately moved towards sustainable (and eventually, biodynamic) viticulture and indigenous fermentation, putting this estate well ahead of the current set of like-minded grower-producers.

Now Larmandier-Bernier is, according writer Peter Liem, "one of the finest producers in the Côte des Blancs", garnering rave reviews not just from Liem but other top critics like Vinous' Antonio Galloni.

The wines are unified stylistically, with chalky cores and delicate, lifted citrus and floral notes that seem drawn in pastel. But there are also strong differences, a testament to the distinct personalities within the Côtes des Blancs.

Details

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Champagne

  • Grape Variety

    Pinot Gris , Pinot Noir

  • Vintage

    NV

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Sustainable

  • Style

    Aromatic , Crisp , Minerally

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied