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Disgorged in November 2020 after some eight years on lees. This Blanc de Blancs was historically labelled Vieille Vigne de Cramant. Nothing else has changed save for the name, which is now inspired by the vineyard where the majority of grapes are sourced, Bourron du Levant (the vines here were planted in 1960). The balance comes from a 0.5-hectare holding in the neighbouring terroir of Le Fond du Bâteau (with 75-year-old vines). Both plots are located in the heart of Cramant’s southeast-facing slopes, on the flanks of the Butte de Saran.
The winemaking across each of Larmandier’s single terroir wines is similar—natural fermentation and malo, 12 months in large Stockinger barrels and no fining or filtration. This cuvée, however, spends at least five years in bottle on lees (as mentioned, nearly eight years for the 2011). This release was disgorged with only two grams dosage.
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