Larmandier-Bernier

Terre de Vertus 1er Cru Brut Champagne Chardonnay

9.323 ratings
9.46 pro ratings
Vertus, Côte des Blancs, Champagne, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Maayan Koschitzky

Nice and crisp

Nice and crisp

Jan 5th, 2019
Henrik Poulsen

“Terre de Vertus” 1er Cru

“Terre de Vertus” 1er Cru

Mar 16th, 2018
Jay Kline

Paired with vegan Fried Chicken from Atlas-Monroe. Significant mousse. An absolutely gorgeous wine with a powerful mix of citrus and tropical fruits yet finishes utterly dry (this is Brut Nature after all) with a fascinating touch of salinity that charms the senses. I loved how this wine accurately represents the ripeness of the vintage and yet the character of Vertus is omnipresent. What a fantastic Champagne and one I would love to revisit down the road a ways.

Paired with vegan Fried Chicken from Atlas-Monroe. Significant mousse. An absolutely gorgeous wine with a powerful mix of citrus and tropical fruits yet finishes utterly dry (this is Brut Nature after all) with a fascinating touch of salinity that charms the senses. I loved how this wine accurately represents the ripeness of the vintage and yet the character of Vertus is omnipresent. What a fantastic Champagne and one I would love to revisit down the road a ways.

1 person found it helpfulOct 24th, 2019
Vanessa

So delicious and characterful 🍾🍾🥂🥂

Some notes after we visited this Champagne Grower-Producer last fall:

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This is a family-owned and managed winery, responsible for growing all of the grapes used to produce their champagne. 🍇

All of their vineyards are located in Premier Cru and Grand Cru villages within the Côte des Blancs. The Côtes des Blancs appellation is known especially for Chardonnay grapes, which tend to have a lighter, more delicate style of wine. Larmandier-Bernier’s blends are made predominantly from Chardonnay with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier playing supporting roles. 🌸🌸

We had a tour of the cellar and winemaking facilities. Most of Larmandier-Bernier’s wines are vinified in Austrian (delicately toasted) oak vessels of various sizes. 🪵

These vessels allow a little oxygen to interact with the wine, which can enhance richness, development of aromas/ flavors, and complexity. The wines also undergo malolactic fermentation for some of the same reasons, but also to soften the acidity, given Chardonnay is a neutral grape and can have higher acidity in a cool climate like Champagne. 👍👍

The vineyards are farmed organically and biodynamically, in fact this family was one of the first to bring biodynamic farming practices to the region after experiencing delicious wines made using these practices from Alsace.

Our favorite wine of the tasting was the 2015, non-dosage, Terre de Vertus - it was so unique; a beautiful wine with a lot toasty, brioche, almond, marzipan, and round orchard fruit notes. 👏👏👏

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Now we’re tasting the 2010 Vintage Terre de Vertus and we’re equally enthralled. SO DELICIOUS.

So delicious and characterful 🍾🍾🥂🥂

Some notes after we visited this Champagne Grower-Producer last fall:

>>>>>>

This is a family-owned and managed winery, responsible for growing all of the grapes used to produce their champagne. 🍇

All of their vineyards are located in Premier Cru and Grand Cru villages within the Côte des Blancs. The Côtes des Blancs appellation is known especially for Chardonnay grapes, which tend to have a lighter, more delicate style of wine. Larmandier-Bernier’s blends are made predominantly from Chardonnay with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier playing supporting roles. 🌸🌸

We had a tour of the cellar and winemaking facilities. Most of Larmandier-Bernier’s wines are vinified in Austrian (delicately toasted) oak vessels of various sizes. 🪵

These vessels allow a little oxygen to interact with the wine, which can enhance richness, development of aromas/ flavors, and complexity. The wines also undergo malolactic fermentation for some of the same reasons, but also to soften the acidity, given Chardonnay is a neutral grape and can have higher acidity in a cool climate like Champagne. 👍👍

The vineyards are farmed organically and biodynamically, in fact this family was one of the first to bring biodynamic farming practices to the region after experiencing delicious wines made using these practices from Alsace.

Our favorite wine of the tasting was the 2015, non-dosage, Terre de Vertus - it was so unique; a beautiful wine with a lot toasty, brioche, almond, marzipan, and round orchard fruit notes. 👏👏👏

>>>>>>>>

Now we’re tasting the 2010 Vintage Terre de Vertus and we’re equally enthralled. SO DELICIOUS.

May 22nd, 2022
Ned Gray Creed

Always a treat. Grab a statue, a casually pre-planned speech, some pistachios, and some awards for sound!

Always a treat. Grab a statue, a casually pre-planned speech, some pistachios, and some awards for sound!

Feb 25th, 2019
Byron Hewett

Good stuff! Liked this.

Good stuff! Liked this.

Dec 15th, 2018
Ned Gray Creed

Palate cleanser. After sunny intake before din-din

Palate cleanser. After sunny intake before din-din

Apr 23rd, 2018
Clay McLachlan

Incredibly precise acidity, absolutely delicious.

Incredibly precise acidity, absolutely delicious.

Feb 7th, 2016
Ty Richchouyrod

Ty had this 4 years ago

Ty had this 4 years ago

Feb 21st, 2018
Nico J. Snyman

Nico had this 5 years ago

Nico had this 5 years ago

Jul 24th, 2017