2016 Larmandier Bernier Terre de Vertus Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut 1er cru

2016 Larmandier Bernier Terre de Vertus Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut 1er cru

$99.00

Description

The new release of their perennially fantastic 1er cru, a bottling that captures the depth and quality of their work in a very serious vein, yet not quite as expensive as their Grand crus. This is regularly an absolutely gorgeous, high toned, chalky, mouthwatering 1er cru Blanc de Blancs at its best, to my taste…..Based on the repeat order feedback i’ve gotten from you guys, quickly cleaning out my stock with every vintage that I bring in, clearly you agree……

“The 2016 Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs Terre de Vertus 1er Cru is fabulous. Comprised of 100% Chardonnay from two mid-slope parcels in Vertus, it is perfumed and exotic, with striking aromatics. This cuvée straddles the line between still and sparkling wine. Lime, mint, white pepper and chalk lend tons of high-toned character. The 2016 is really quite compelling. Bottled with no dosage. Disgorged: November 1, 2023.” 96 Antonio Galloni

“The 2016 Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Terre de Vertus unwinds in the glass with aromas of citrus zest, crisp yellow orchard fruit, brioche, honeycomb and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, it’s bright and chiseled, with excellent depth at the core, racy acids and a long, penetrating finish. The Larmandier family invariably excel in cooler, more classic vintages, and this wine is no exception to that rule.” 94 William Kelley