Longitude is a powerful, tightly wound wine that captures the inherent energy of these soils rich in limestone and chalk. All the Chardonnay fruit here comes from the 4th Longitude on a straight line down from Cramant, Avize, Oger to the village of Vertus. This wine is a touch more full bodied than the Latitude, even though it is also 100% Chardonnay. A fascinating example of terroir since it is produced from the same grape and in the same way. There are some more evolved notes yet this remains very elegant and long. Chiselled but with softer edges. Extra-Brut with a dosage of 4 g/l.
Le Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2015 :15/20, Stephen Tanzer : 92/100, The Champagne Guide 2016-2017 : 95/100, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate : 91/100, Jancis Robinson : 18,5/20, Wine Spectator : 90/100, Vinous : 93+/100, Gilman : 91/100, Falstaff : 92/100, Gault & Millau : 17/20, Wine & Spirit : 92/100, Bettane & Desseauve : 17/20