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Pierre Larmandier shares a similar philosophy to that of Francois Egly of Egly-Ouriet. Working only with natural yeasts the influence of 'terroir' is all important to the style of his wines, so much so that he uses a minimum 'dosage' (if at all) so as not to mask the wines natural characteristics. Wines are made only from their own 15 hectares of vines, which are an average 33 years old. His holdings are spread across the Cotes des Blancs in the grand crus villages of Cramant, Chouilly, Oger and Avize, and the premier cru of Vertus. There are around fifty separate parcels, all but three of which (representing 0.5 hectares) are farmed using non-officially certified Biodynamic methods.

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