This is the Larmandier-Bernier style at its best. Almond, dried flower, lemon confit, chamomile and mint are all laced together in a super-expressive, beautifully delicate Blanc de Blancs. “Longitude” originates exclusively from the Chardonnay grapes grown in Vertus, Oger, Avize, Cramant, which form a line close to the 4th meridian.
One of the true gems in Champagne, Larmandier-Bernier is a small estate with fifteen biodynamically farmed hectares in Grand Cru & Premier Cru villages of the limestone & chalk rich Côte des Blancs. Both the Larmandier and Bernier families have had a long history, dating back to the French revolution, but it was not until the marriage of Philippe Larmandier and Elisabeth Bernier in 1971 that Champagne Larmandier-Bernier was officially established. In 1992, Pierre, their son, began to convert the vineyards over to organic and then to full-blown biodynamic viticulture in 1999. The soils in the area are typically a thin layer of topsoil, beneath which lies the chalk that gives these wines their unique expression of minerality and terroir.