Classic, pure and beautifully textured with notes of dried flowers, lemon peel and mint. Larmandier-Bernier farm their 18 hectares biodynamically and really are considered one of the top grower Champagne producer. All of their vineyards are in premier and grand cru villages in the Côte des Blancs. Both the Larmandier and Bernier families have had a long history in the Champagne region, dating back to the French revolution, but it was not until the marriage of Philippe Larmandier and Elisabeth Bernier in 1971 that Champagne Larmandier-Bernier was officially established.
The small house today is directed by Pierre and Sophie Larmandier, who took over the direction of the family estate in 1988. In 1992, Pierre began to convert the vineyards over to organic and then to full-blown biodynamic viticulture in 1999. The soils in the area are typically a thin layer of topsoil, beneath which lies the chalk that gives these wines their unique expression of minerality and terroir. Wines from this region are generally praised for their delicacy, freshness, and elegance.All of the wines are made with wild yeasts, each cru is vinified separately and little to no dosage is added - to make very pure, terroir driven wines. All the wines are made in old oak. Reserve wines are kept in stainless steel tanks or enamel-lined tanks (a perpetual reserve started in 2004). Blending is generally done in July following harvest, and it is at this time that the Larmandiers decide whether or not their single-vineyard bottlings will be produced.