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Larmandier-Bernier Terre de Vertus Premier Cru 2014

ONE OF THE MOST DISTINCTIVE AND MINERAL WINES OF THE ENTIRE CHAMPAGNE REGION, AND THE TOUCHSTONE OF THE GREAT GROWER MOVEMENT

"Terre de Vertus is one of three single-terroir Chardonnay wines produced at this Estate and certainly the most famous. It is from the chalky 1er Cru vineyard plots of Les Barillers and Les Faucherets, situated mid-slope in Vertus. These sites make arguably the most explicitly mineral wines of the village; wines that can recall the best of Le Mesnil (to the north) in their chalky raciness and drive.

The natural alcoholic fermentation and the malolactic fermentation began spontaneously (without inoculation) in large oval Stockinger and the wines were left on their natural lees for nearly a year (to undergo gentle bâtonnage). There was no fining or filtration prior to bottling and the wine is non-dosé (no sugar is added), in order to respect its purity from beginning to end. The result is one of the most distinctive and mineral wines of the entire Champagne region and today it is one of the touchstone wines of the great grower movement." - Bibendum

 


Country:
France
Region:
France- Champagne
Variety:
Wine Sparkling - Champagne
Size:
750mL

$165.00