Project Description

Waris-Larmandier

Porte de Bas Grand Cru

Blanc de Blancs Avize

Brut Nature Champagne

Waris-Larmandier Porte de Bas
Waris-Larmandier Porte de Bas

Waris-Larmandier Porte de Bas Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Avize Brut Nature Champagne

The first lieu-dit from Waris-Larmandier fittingly comes from Porte de Bas vineyard in Avize. It is a plot planted by their great-grandfather, Jean Waris, in 1939 to chardonnay. The current generation winemaker, Jean-Philippe Waris, honors the memory of his great-grandfather and grandfather Alain, by producing his first single vineyard from this important, old-vine vineyard near their house. Porte de Bas is the heart of the winery, both spiritually and qualitatively in the old chardonnay vines which dominate the plot on chalky soil. This release is incredibly limited, packed three bottles to a case. Each bottle comes beautifully and thoughtfully wrapped with vineyard maps and information personal to each wine, which is designed and signed by the family, blurring the line between art and wine.

  • Site: Porte de Bas, Avize

  • Grapes: Chardonnay

  • Vine Age: 80+ years

  • Soil: Chalky

  • Farming: Biodynamic

  • Vinification: Méthode champénoise. Spontaneous fermentation occurs with indigenous yeast after a manual harvest. The 2011 was aged on the lees for five years. Each bottle is hand riddled and finished with an extra-long, high-quality cork fitting of the ageability of this fine Champagne. Hand-disgorged to David Bowie’s “Starman.”

  • Suggested Retail: $205.00