Their longest aged and richest wine of the cellar, this was for a very long time considered their flagship bottling. This is the bottling that Pierre had shown me at the end of our visit together, an old bottle from the 1960s, made by his ancestors. The stuff is deeeeep, and leeegit…..
“The 2013 Extra Brut Vieille Vigne du Levant Grand cru is a Champagne of real breadth and substance that captures the essence of these 50-70 year old vines. Apricot, chamomile, dried flowers, and a kiss of oak are all amplified. Vinous and creamy, the 2013 builds beautifully with time in the glass, showing tremendous character and pedigrée. The 2013 was fermented and aged in a combination of neutral barrique and foudre. Its super classic Larmandier-Bernier Champagne. Dosage is 2 grams per liter.” 95 Antonio Galloni