Overview of the Wine
The cellars of Champagne Guy Larmandier are located in the village of Vertus at the southern base of the Cote des Blancs. This estate owns 9 hectares of vineyards, all located within the Cote des Blancs and distributed amongst the Grand Cru rated villages of Chouilly and Cramant and the 1er Cru rated vineyards of Vertus and Cuis. We have worked with Guy Larmandier and his wife and children since 1982. Guy Larmandier established this domaine which, following his death, is now supervised by his wife, Colette, and their two children, Francois and Marie-Helene. Annual production is on the order of 90,000 bottles. Harvest is conducted manually, the Champagnes are aged a minimum of 36 months on the lees and the Champagnes destined for the US market are disgorged on order and receive a minimal dosage so as to emphasize the purity and finesse of this special terroir.
Chardonnay grown on the Grand Cru rated slopes of the village of Cramant; aged for a minimum of 36 months, this Champagne is a blend of two successive vintages; it expresses the exceptional finesse and delicacy as well as the piercing chalk-like minerality and high-toned aromatics of this remarkable Grand Cru.
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Winemaker's Tasting Notes
This is from Larmandier's 8-acre Grand Cru vineyard in Cramant, the epicenter of Chardonnay in Champagne. The wine is very dry, fresh and filigreed, with fine acidity that marries the mineral, fruit and toast flavors.
92 Points - Antonio Galloni
The NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Cramant offers up an array of exotic aromas and flavors in a full-bodied, intense style. Notes of mint, ash, flowers, licorice, graphite and apricots emerge from this decidedly masculine, brooding wine. Sweet, long and powerful, the wine shows outstanding persistence on the palate and the pure breed of a first-class wine. As the name implies, this is 100% Chardonnay from Cramant. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2012
Product size: 750ml
From a private seller.