2015 base with 35-40% reserve wines going back to 2004, disgorged March 2019. The name here refers to the vertical nature of the geographic locations of the vineyards as well as the style of wine that results from the very chalky soils of these sites i.e., a more linear, mineral style of wine. To be specific, the vineyards are located in Cramant, Avize, Oger, and Vertus (north of the village). While Latitude is expansive across the palate, Longitude is all about minerality, line and raciness. This is again 100% Côte des Blancs Chardonnay, yet the vineyards from which it is drawn have topsoils that are much thinner, meaning the vine’s roots plunge straight into the chalky bedrock.
Expect all kinds of citrus peel and pith, more flesh than the 2014, yet with that same, stunning, juicy and salty line. Simply superb Blanc de Blancs, and a prestige cuvée by any other name. As mentioned above, finds harmony with many dishes at the table.