Larmandier - Bernier

The House of Larmandier-Bernier is the result of the merger of two families with independent viticultural history dating back to 1765. In 1971, Phillippe Larmandier and Elizabeth Bernier, built cellars in Vertus, and since 1988 the estate has been run by Pierre (son of Philippe and Elisabeth) and Sophie Larmandier, and more recently their son Arthur has joined the team.

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Headquartered in Vertus, with a holding of 16 hectares spanning the Côte des Blancs, they have vine parcels in the villages of Vertus, Cramant, Avize, Chouilly, Oger, Bergères-les-Vertus, Voipreux and Villeneuve-Renneville. Their champagnes are all chardonnay focussed with the exception being their rosé de saignée, which is 90% Pinot noir and 10% co-planted Pinot gris. On the back of every bottle they state their unwavering commitment: “From biodynamically farmed, low yielding vineyards this wine is made slowly and naturally with minimal intervention. It is not fined nor filtered. Only the smallest dosage is added. Our aim is to create a wine that deeply expresses its terroir". The whole estate has been farmed biodynamically for more than 20 years. Their beliefs and ways of managing vines though radical at the time, now a testament to their sensible, fastidious and balanced regimes. Their wines continue to get better at expressing the chalky, minerality of the Côte des Blancs.