Champagne can be hard to describe, and metaphors can be useful.
Larmandier-Bernier, a producer of mostly blanc de blancs (chardonnay) wines from the Côte des Blancs region, makes single-terroir wines, two non-vintage (Latitude and Longitude) and four single-vintage. Walters served the Latitude, which comes off clay-rich soil, and is a sister wine to Longitude, which is off chalkier soil.
“The chalk gives a racier, more electric style, while the clay gives a richer, more textural wine.”
Both are non-vintage wines, and the Latitude we tasted was based on the 2015 vintage with 40-45% reserve wines. The Larmandier style is also relatively dry, this wine having a dosage of 2-3 grams per litre, whereas most non-vintage Champagne is about 9-10.
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