Larmandier-Bernier 'Latitude' Extra Brut Champagne, France

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Champagne, France

The name Latitude was selected since the wine is composed exclusively of Chardonnays originating from the same latitude: the south of Vertus. This is a generous terroir resulting in a round, rich, charming style, which still retains the characteristic pureness of our Estate’s Champagnes. -Winemaker's Notes 
92pts - Wine Spectator
"Firm and citrusy, with an overtone of mandarin orange peel and pink grapefruit granita, this elegant Champagne offers a lacy mousse and a minerally underpinning carrying the flavors of citrus, spring blossom and ginger biscuit. Drink now through 2022."
92pts - James Suckling
"From the south of Vertus, this has a very fresh, lemon and peach style with a gentle, lemon-pastry edge. The palate has a very fleshy feel with attractively ripe and supple, fleshy and gently chalky finish. Base of 2016 vintage with 35% reserve wines. Drink now. Disgorged September 2018."
92pts - Wine & Spirits
"Pierre Larmandier focuses this wine on the fruit from his vines growing in rich, deep soil south of Vertus, blending it with stock from his “perpetual reserve.” Latitude is fruity and bold, with a formidable undertone of acidity, turning the tangerine and lemon-curd flavors toward briskness and pungency. Those flavors last with chalky clarity."