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.