Estate ǀ Philosophyǀ History ǀ Winegrowers
The LARMANDIERs have been contributing to the reputation of Côte des Blancs Champagnes for 8 generations.
Champagnes ǀ Terroirs ǀ Press
Having been biodynamically produced for more than 20 years, the wines are the unique expression of great terroirs. They are pure, mineral and complex.
Biodynamic Viticultureǀ Vinificationǀ 0% Dosage
Proceeding from biodynamic viticulture to subtle dosage, with natural fermentation on the way, the know-how of the winegrowers, Pierre and Arthur, offers the terroir a rare opportunity to express itself freely and to the full.
13 April 2021
April 6th 2021, buds have benefited from the sun and summery temperatures of this early spring. Around 6pm, a snow shower suddenly brings us back to winter.Then a very cold (about -2°C) night gives very little chance to the delicate small leaves that were only starting to break.Today, we estimate at least 30% damage but, […]
12 April 2021
93 | Larmandier-Bernier 2013 Champagne 1er Cru Terre de Vertus Non Dose Blanc de Blancs This is the estate’s signature wine, a selection from two midslope vineyards in Vertus, biodynamically grown, spontaneously fermented in oak casks—a naked chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs. It tastes like an oyster pulled from the cold ocean—salt, flesh and […]
18 December 2020
The Guardian – by Fiona Becket I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s always a trend in food and drink books, be that veganism, baking or books about gin. This winter’s big idea seems to be “flavour”, and it applies to both food and wine. There are, for instance, two new books on wine […]
3 November 2020
A challenge for English sparkling wine reprised. Five years ago I took part in a blind comparison of six English sparkling wines and six champagnes, all hand-picked by publishers and restaurateurs, the Noble Rot team. The shock result then was that on the basis of the total scores of 13 tasters, some of them French, […]
1 October 2020