95 points Decanter
"Lovely classy green-gold colour shouts Chardonnay. Minerals, chalk, a hint of spices, and fine, fine tension in the mouth. Moreish and complete, a fine long wine..."
94 points Vinous
“Powerful, resonant and beautifully textured in the glass. This is the Larmandier-Bernier style at its best. Almond, dried flower, lemon confit, chamomile and mint are all laced together in a super-expressive, resonant Champagne that is firing on all cylinders today. Ample and enveloping, the Longitude is a wine of pure and total class. Longitude is taken from chalk and limestone-rich sites in Vertus, Cramant and Oger that sit at the same longitude. Of these, only Vertus is a 1er Cru village, as Cramant and Oger are both Grand Crus.”
Vinous Reverie Notes
100% Chardonnay. Vineyards: Vineyards are located in Vertus, Oger, Avize, Cramant, which form a line close to the 4th meridian. Winemaking: 60% base wine hand harvested in 2013 blended with one third reserve with from 2004-2021 vintages. Wild yeast fermentation in casks, large wooden foudre and stainless steel followed by lees aging with ba^tonnage for one year. Secondary fermentation and further aging on the lees for over two years. Disgorged 6 months prior to release.