Description of Vieille Vigne du Levant 2009 Grand Cru Extra-Brut
Champagne Vieille Vigne du Levant 2009 Grand Cru Extra-Brut from Maison LARMANDIER-BERNIER is elaborated from very old Cramant vines, planted on an exceptional terroir which is located in the little village of « Bourron du Levant ». The deep roots and vine’s diversity directly contribute to the complexity of this champagne.
Grown in order to reach a perfect maturity, this single-cru champagne is aged for 5 years before being manually disgorged 6 months before its released on the market. Vintage 2009 has a very low dosage (2g/l), and is characterized by a rich, creamy, mineral and powerful structure… leading to a very long finale, hallmark of a great terroir.
This champagne is perfect for the aperitif, or with a poultry with mushrooms. It requires a few minutes to unveil its full potential, therefore it must be opened prior to tasting. Should you keep it in your cellar, it will increase its depth.
Les Meilleurs Vins de France 2017 : 17,5/20
Bettane & Desseauve 2017: 18/20
Gault & Millau 2017 : 18/20
The Champagne Guide 2014-2015 : 95/100
La Revue du Vin de France : 18/20
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate : 95/100
Jancis Robinson : 19/20
Vinous, Antonio Galloni : 93/100
Wine Spectator : 92/100