Coteaux Champenois Rouge, Vertus
Francois Larmandier employs a portion of his oldest Pinot Noir—around 50 years of age—in the production of a still red wine, which he vinifies and ages entirely in steel. Based largely on the fruit of a single vintage, the wine is augmented by small amounts of a perpetual reserve—a steel vessel to which Francois adds a small amount of wine each harvest. “Rouge de Vertus” is a soft, pretty Pinot Noir with sappy plum and cherry fruit, ample but not obtrusive acidity, and virtually undetectable tannins.
About Guy Larmandier
The cellars of Champagne Guy Larmandier are located in the village of Vertus at the southern base of the Côte des Blancs, while the Domaine holds 9 hectares of vineyards in the grand-cru-rated villages of Chouilly and Cramant and the 1er-cru Vertus and Cuis.Learn more
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