One of the great grower houses in the Cote des Blancs that we have been following for years. Fantastic, terroir-driven wines planted on almost pure chalk farmed biodynamically with the utmost attention to detail in and out of the cellar. It was a pleasure tasting here a few years back and made our love for this estate flourish. 'Terre de Vertus' comes from a single parcel of Chardonnay located mid-slope in the village of Vertus. This plot has incredible minerality and balance, and after pressing, is transferred to oak casks, where it spends a year aging on the fine lees. Afterward, the champagne is bottled and spends five years sur latte before disgorged at 0g/l. This has always been one of the favorites from this address and is a Champagne that has a dynamic interplay of the richness of fruit, soaring minerality, and excellent acidity with beautiful complexity. 2014 while a challenging vintage for some, proved to be good, especially from the right producer, with Chardonnay turning out the best. While this is a somewhat overlooked vintage, Larmandier-Bernier did very well and is an excellent rendition of the Terre de Vertus.