About the Pack
Take part in Sydney's French Wine School's Zoom virtual Champagne Masterclass with this exquisite trio of grower Champagne!
The Champagne Virtual Masterclass will take place from 6:30-8:00pm on the 26th November. See more details here and get your Zoom access booked asap, as tickets are limited!
NV Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Latitude Blanc de Blanc
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.
The 'Latitude' is a non-vintage cuveé comprised of vineyards located along the same line of latitude in the south of Vertus. Forty percent is reserve wine (stocks started in 2004), with dosage coming in at a very low 4 grams/litre.
This is typical of their house style. It's long, dry, elegant and crystalline, showing both power and finesse. A gorgeous Champagne and remarkable quality for the price.Read more about NV Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Latitude Blanc de Blanc
Champagne Laherte Freres Rose de Meunier NV
Laherte Fereres rise to the top of the grower Champagne movement has been meteoric.
The young Aurèlien Laherte is recognised as one of the brightest young minds in the region. Since taking control of his family's vines on the slopes to the south of Epernay, Aurèlien has received wide acclaim for his exquisite, laser-focused cuveés and is considered one of the most exciting producers in the region.
This is a blend of Pinot Meunier made in three ways. Sixty percent of the fruit is pressed off immediately making a base white wine, thirty percent is saignée Rosé, and ten percent is made as a full-blown red. It's aged in barrels in a variety of sizes, culminating in a delicious, complex sparkling Rosé that is outstanding value for money.Read more about Champagne Laherte Freres Rose de Meunier NV
NV Paul Bara Brut Reserve
This is the cuveé that best encapsulates the artisanal wines of Paul Bara and most accurately represents his entire Grand Cru vineyard holdings in Bouzy.
Pinot Noir makes up the lion's share of the blend (80%), with a little Chardonnay lending some freshness and drive. But it's the Pinot Noir that is the star. It's deep, it's powerful, it gives the wine tremendous base notes.
If you are looking for grower Champagne at a reasonable price, this Paul Bara offering is always a very good option.Read more about NV Paul Bara Brut Reserve