Waris-Larmandier Particules Crayeuses Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Extra Brut
Particules Crayeuses is Waris-Larmandier’s flagship Blanc de Blancs cuvée, sourced from the estate’s biodynamically farmed, old-vine chardonnay plots in the Grand Cru villages of Chouilly, Cramant, Avize, Oger, and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger in the Côte des Blancs. The Waris-Larmandier family utilizes natural and regenerative agricultural practices. Particules Crayeuses is certified organic and biodynamic Champagne. The Waris-Larmandier style is terroir-focused, understated, structured, and ultra-elegant.
Vinification – Grapes are hand-harvested and crushed in a traditional 4000 kg vertical wooden basket press; only free-run juice is used for the primary fermentation. Particules Crayeuses is barrel-fermented with native yeasts in 600L demi-muid Burgundy barrels and Avize Champagne barrels. Malolactic fermentation is spontaneous following alcoholic fermentation. It is usually a two vintage blend with the addition of 30% of wine from a solera started in the 2013 vintage. The base wines are aged six to 18 months before secondary fermentation in bottle, followed by 24 to 36 months of lees aging, sur lattes. Disgorgements are done according to the lunar cycle—dosage 4g/L.
Grand Cru Côtes de Blancs, Champagne
Site: Grand Cru: Chouilly, Cramant, Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger
Vine Age: Over 40 years
Vinification: Pressing in an old, traditional 4000 kg vertical basket press, alcoholic fermentation with native yeasts in 600L demi-muid Burgundy barrels and Avize Champagne barrels
Malolactic Fermentation: Spontaneous
Secondary Fermentation: Méthode Champenoise with liqueur de tirage from musts from their vineyards
Aging: 24 to 36 months on the lees sur lattes
Dosage: 4g/L from clarified grape must from their vineyards
Filtration: None, cold-stabilized
Farming: Certified Organic by Ecocert and Certified Biodynamic by Demeter