Style: Extra Brut Sparkling Vintage: NV ABV: 12%
Appellation: Champagne Varietal: 100% Chardonnay Dosage: 4 g/L
Region: Champagne County: France Farming: Organic, Biodynamic
Vineyards are located on the same latitude - the south of Vertus - with deep chalky soil and rich topsoil, planted on the south-east facing hillsides.
60% base wine hand harvested in 2015 blended with 40% reserve wine (2005-2014). Wild yeast fermentation in casks and large wooden foudre followed by lees aging with bâtonnage for one year. Secondary fermentation and further aging on the lees for over two years. Disgorged 6 months prior to release.
92 pts Vin, 92 pts James Suckling
“A gorgeous wine. Bright and floral at the outset, the Latitude also possesses terrific depth and tons of resonance that carries through to the finish. In this tasting, the Latitude is just stellar. All the elements fall into place effortlessly in a Champagne that captures the essence of Chardonnay in this southern part of Vertus, where the wines tend to be ample in feel. Disgorged: December, 2017.” - Antonio Galloni