2014 Champagne Larmandier-Bernier 1er Cru Terre de Vertus Blanc de Blancs

Incredible zero dosage Blanc de Blancs Champagne from this renowned organic grower-producer. Mineral purity at its peak.

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Pierre and Sophie Larmandier are crafting some of the finest Champagnes of the modern era.

They take a much more natural approach to their craft than most in the region, managing their 15 hectares in the south of Côte des Blancs biodynamically (highly unusual for Champagne) and opting for a more hands off approach in the cellar. Their ferments are wild and often long, they keep the dosage low across their range of cuveés, producing dry, mineral-charged wines with incredible drive and purity.

This is arguably there most famous single site cuveé.

The Terre de Vertus is taken from neighbouring plots, Les Barillers and Les Faucherets, around half way up the famed slopes of Vertus.

The main aim here is to present a feircely individual representation of the terroir. No dosage, wild ferment, natural malolactic fermentation, this is as pure as an expression of Champagne as you will find. It has 8 years on lees before disgorging.

It's one of the most thrilling and sought-after Champagne wines to hit Australian shores.

Terre de Vertus is one of three single terroir Chardonnay wines produced here and certainly the most famous. It is 100% Chardonnay coming from the chalky 1er Cru vineyard plots in the neighbouring Les Barillers and Les Faucherets, situated mid-slope in Vertus. These sites make the most explicitly mineral wines of the village, wines that can recall the best of Le Mesnil (to the north) in their raciness and drive.

The natural alcoholic fermentation and the malolactic fermentation begin spontaneously (without inoculation) in large oval Stockinger and the wines are left on their natural lees for nearly a year (and undergo gentle bâtonnage) with no fining or filtration prior to bottling. This 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. All class now, it will only get better with another 1-5 years on cork.

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