Champagne Guy Larmandier NV Vertus Brut Zero, Champagne 1er Cru AOC
Item Number: 12262
Sub Region: Cote des Blancs
Appellation/AVA: Champagne 1er Cru AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 90% Chardonnay / 10% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Soil Type: Chalk
Winemaking Notes: Sporting a more markedly floral and chalky nose than the classic disgorgement, the Guy Larmandier Brut Zero version of the Vertus 1er Cru has a similarly chiseled frame to his Cramant Grand Cru. However, it is less obviously bone-dry on the palate—the ample character of the village manifests itself in a rounder overall texture. The wine is firm without being hard and has a great interplay of supple fruit and intense stoniness.
About the Domaine: The cellars of Champagne Guy Larmandier are located in the village of Vertus at the southern base of the Côte des Blancs. This estate owns 9 hectares of vineyards, all located within the Côte des Blancs and distributed among the Grand Cru rated villages of Chouilly and Cramant and the 1er Cru rated vineyards of Vertus and Cuis. The family practices lutte raisonnée viticulture. Harvest is manual.
Guy Larmandier established this domaine which, following his death, is now supervised by his wife Colette and their two children François and Marie-Helene. Annual production is on the order of 90,000 bottles. The Champagnes age a minimum of 36 months on the lees. 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.