• Larmandier-Bernier Blanc de Blancs Non-Dose for Vue de Monde

    While I was tasting through the terrific lineup of new releases on a recent visit to Larmandier-Bernier, Sophie Larmandier accidentally opened a bottle of wine that I had never seen before: a non-dosé version of the 2008-based, non-vintage blanc de blancs that was specially labeled for the restaurant Vue de Monde in Melbourne, Australia. She quickly apologized and pulled out a bottle of the regular blanc de blancs, but of course my curiosity was piqued, and I wanted to taste the two together, particuarly as both of them were disgorged at the same time, in December of 2010.

    Larmandier’s blanc de blancs is normally made as an extra brut, with a mere 4 g/l of dosage. Pierr
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