Food-friendly and generous in both depth and breadth, this Blanc de Blancs is a lightly oaked and riper style of Chardonnay with refreshing effervescence.
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Latitude NV is a Blanc de Blancs champagne (100% Chardonnay) with fruit sourced exclusively from vineyards along the same latitude in the south of Vertus. Here, the Côte des Blancs terroir is rich, imparting a charming, generous and rounded character to the cuvée.
Made in the same fashion as Larmandier-Bernier’s Longitude NV (also a Blanc de Blancs), biodynamically farmed grapes are pressed gently and allowed to ferment naturally with indigenous yeasts. Blending and bottling takes place in July, with each cuvée containing 40% of wine from a perpetual reserve stretching back to 2004. After maturing for at least 2 years, disgorgement occurs by hand 6 months prior to release, with a low dosage of 4 g/L.
Tasting Latitude NV alongside Longitude NV—itself racy and linear compared to Latitude’s expansive generosity—provides a compelling and exciting study of Chardonnay’s dynamic expression from diverse Côte des Blancs terroirs.
Intensely scented and aptly named, Latitude NV is a charming chameleon as aromas and flavours expand generously on the palate over time. At first, a delicious bite of crisp green apple, deepened by aromas of lemon, lime zest and fleshy white stone fruit, followed by a dollop of cream and brioche. The finish is long and rich, bristling with minerals and salinity, as flavours of ripe mandarin elevate the palate with refreshing acidity—each essence moving in precise choreography: well-integrated and superbly crafted.
Best enjoyed from the Lehmann F.Sommier, Hadrien 45 machine made glass.
Very versatile with food, such as a lemon-stuffed roast chicken served with crispy potatoes, rich spaghetti Bolognese or a creamy Caesar salad.