NV Guy Larmandier Cramant Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs (Champagne, FR)

Varietal: Chardonnay

Region: Vertus, Champagne, France

Female Producer

"The non-dosage disgorgement of Larmandier’s Cramant is a different beast from the “classic” version: less rich but more driving; less broad but longer in the mouth. The total absence of any sense of sweetness allows the limestone to take center stage, and it presents in a more piercing and saline manner. Despite its relative rigorousness and austerity, however, this is by no means a difficult wine. Rather, it will appeal to those who relish the sort of palpable, intense mineral character Champagne is capable of when made in such a straightforward fashion." - Neal Rosenthal