Terre de Vertus 2015 in Magnum 1er cru Brut Nature - Larmandier-Bernier
Direct from the estate
When to drink this Champagne ? : 2023 - 2035+
Tasted by William Kelley: "The 2015 Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Terre de Vertus continues to show well, offering generous aromas of peach, orange oil, ripe melon, white cherries, buttery pastry, orange oil and dried white flowers. Powerful, structured and fleshy, with a vinous, muscular profile and a long, slightly biting finish, this is one of the most powerful sparkling wines in the range."
This parcel of Chardonnay has been vinified separately since 1995. It is the place called Les Barillers located in the middle of the hillside in Vertus. This terroir is very special, delicate, salty and at the same time very complex. The balance is there, no need to blend!
100 % Chardonnay, a single terroir and a single year!
The grapes are gently pressed and the juice very lightly settled and then directly put into barrels. The natural alcoholic fermentation (indigenous yeasts) and malolactic fermentation start spontaneously in the barrels and Stockinger tuns. The wines are matured on natural lees for the first year without filtration or fining, and are bottled at the end of July without blending with other years - it is a vintage - and without blending with other terroirs - it is a plot. The bottles are taken down into the coolness of the cellars where the second fermentation and ageing on slats take place quietly for at least 5 more years. Each bottle is manually disgorged 6 months before marketing. This wine is not dosed (no sugar added) to respect its purity to the end.
Drink now or keep for 5 to 10 years.
FOOD & CHAMPAGNE PAIRING
Ideal champagne to start the meal, its purity accompanies the oysters with delicacy. It goes very well with truffles.
|Between 91 and 94
|12,50 % vol - 150 cl
|More than €150