Vieille Vigne du Levant
Les Chemins d’Avize
Rosé de Saignée
Terre de Vertus
Allowing the terroir to express itself
Practices that respect the Terroir: ploughing, so that the vines can put down deeper roots, and to preserve the life of the soils; the use of biodynamic viticulture since 1999 (BIO certification since 2003); reasonable yields; and an average age of 35 for the vines coming from massal selections made by the Larmandier and Bernier grand-fathers. A genuine natural heritage, carefully preserved by the estate. When maximum ripeness has been achieved, the grapes are picked by hand, pressed gently and the fermentation takes place spontaneously (use of indigenous yeasts since 1999) in Stockinger casks and vats. The wines are matured on the lees until the end of July and then bottled with no filtering or fining. After that, the bottles wait patiently, for many years, in the estate’s cellars dug out of the chalk. The dosage is discreet, as the priority is always the same: to allow the Terroir to speak for itself…
Preservation of the estate’s vieilles vignes, zero pesticide.
Indigenous yeasts and prolonged maturation on the lees (11 months) in casks and wooden vats.
A minimum of intervention
Pure wines: no filtering, no fining.
Critically Acclaimed Wines
Great connoisseurs around the world appreciate the wines of the Larmandier-Bernier estate and say so in their newspapers, magazines, guides and on their websites. Here’s a selection…
18 September 2019
LARMANDIER BERNIER CHAMPAGNE TERRE DE VERTUS PREMIER CRUVintage201396A more composed and contained vintage for chardonnay, this blanc de blancs is an assemblage of six parcels, all closely located in the village of Vertus, totaling 2.5 hectares. The nose has a very fresh and chalky edge with dried flowers and fresh lemons. The palate has a […]
17 September 2019
Pierre et Sophie Larmandier, désormais accompagnés de leur fils Arthur , cultivent 16 hectares (couvrant 50 parcelles) en biodynamie depuis plus de vingt ans. Peu de domaines viticoles, toutes régions confondues, peuvent se targuer d’une telle régularité à ce haut niveau. Exception faite de l’effet millésime, la gamme est d’année en année remarquablement tenue et, […]
17 September 2019
Si sa famille est originaire de Cramant, Pierre Larmandier s’est installé à Vertus et vinifie des parcelles réparties en grands crus de la Côte des Blancs, à Cramant (somptueuse cuvée Vieille Vigne du Levant), Chouilly, Oger et Avize. A la clé, un magnifique Les Chemins d’Avize depuis 2009. L’inox et dans une moindre mesure les […]
1 May 2019
30 April 2019
Larmandier-Bernier “In the 1990s, Pierre Larmandier and his wife Sophie began to work the soils of their vineyards and abandoned the use of herbicides, moving toward organic and then biodynamic farming. They have had few imitators: “I thought I could be five years ahead of the others in giving up on chemical farming,” Pierre observed […]