Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Larmandiers


Ever wonder about the relationships between the various Larmandier estates? Yesterday I got a straight answer from Didier Gimonnet of Champagne Pierre Gimonnet, complete with an impromptu drawing of a family tree that’s almost even partially legible.

Didier is of the Larmandier clan, being the son of Michel Gimonnet and Françoise Larmandier. Françoise had a brother named Guy, who started the Guy Larmandier label, and another named Philippe, who founded Larmandier-Bernier. Thus, Pierre Larmandier, who owns Larmandier-Bernier today, and François Larmandier, of Champagne Guy Larmandier, are cousins. François has a sister who married a Waris, and they now have an estate in Avize called Waris-Larmandier. The original Larmandier Père et Fils, which was the family estate before all these guys splintered off from one another, is now owned by Gimonnet, who still makes a little wine under that label, sold mostly here in France. Happily, Larmandier Père et Fils came with eight hectares of prime vineyard land in the grand cru villages of Cramant and Chouilly, which is a big part of the reason that Gimonnet’s wines are so good now.

18 comments:

Jesse said...

Wow, that seemed like a mouthful!
I love Larmadier-Bernier's wines, but I am not so familiar with the rest of the clan. Are they all Biodynamic?

Sharon said...

My head hurts...

No, very interesting. I only know Gimonnet and Larmandier-Bernier champagnes; how do Guy Larmandier and Waris-Larmandier compare?

Peter Liem said...

Hi, Jesse: No, Larmandier-Bernier is the only one who’s biodynamic.

Hi Sharon: Guy Larmandier’s wines can be very good, but in general they don’t have the complexity of Gimonnet or the individuality and intensity of Larmandier-Bernier. What’s interesting about them, though, is that they’re all monocru: the BSA is from Vertus, another cuvée called Perlée is from Chouilly, made with slightly lower pressure (like Gimonnet’s Gastronome), and there are two Cramant wines (although the Cramant NV is offered in both brut and extra brut versions). I find the prices very reasonable for the quality. Waris-Larmandier I’ve never tasted. I’ll get around to it someday.

Amber Carl said...

Great article Lot's of information to Read...Great Man Keep Posting and update to People..Thanks 
www.3ghomezone.com |

Jenni John said...

that’s great! I’ve never cited Tolkein beofre but that fits perfectly in the case of ‘…but some of my best friends are’.
http://www.pollyplayford.org |

loren Jett said...

Its a great pleasure reading your post.Its full of information I am looking for and I love to post a comment that "The content of your post is awesome" Great work
3ann-house |

Anonymous said...

Great article Lot's of information to Read...Great Man Keep Posting and update to People..Thanks simplebusinessgroup |

Eva said...

Always thinking to do the same thing again and again , i am very thankful that i found this one..
realmexteriors |

Emma Hardy said...

Its a great pleasure reading your post.Its full of information I am looking for and I love to post a comment that "The content of your post is awesome" Great workhttp://www.realmexteriors.com |

Mít Trang said...

This article is really fantastic and thanks for sharing the valuable post.
juegosjuegos.com , friv 2 , kids games online , juegos de matar zombies , juegos de un show mas , jogos do friv , cities skylines mod , five nights at freddy's

cool math games said...

I enjoyed over read your blog post. Your blog have nice information, I got good ideas from this amazing blog. I am always searching like this type blog post. I hope I will see again..
cool games| cool math games| 8 ball pool| sudoku| yoob| stickman games| unblocked games | shooting games| friv4school|
happy wheels| fighting games| animal jam|

Zombie Tsunami said...

Thanks for providing us this great knowledge, i think i need this. Keep it up.
Signature:
Download retrica online includes more than eighty different filters with many different styles and include retrica indir , and zombie tsunami is the ideal game for anyone who loves the running game genre

Craft Mine said...

You’ve written nice post, I am gonna bookmark this page, thanks for info. I actually appreciate your own position and I will be sure to come back here.
minecraft 2 , minecraft , minecraft 2 download , minecraft 2 baixar

click for unblocked games here said...

Over all great blog, All content post with good words. My friends today with me in my home. and find the relationship topic. suddenly google show me your blog massive great message deliverer by you..!!!

coolmath games here | unblocked games here |

Games Mincecraft said...

Great article, I was very impressed about it, wish you would have stayed next share
minecraft games

Mark ZuckerBurg said...

To flee war, to protect the lives of themselves and their families.
Mario Games | Friv | Doraemon Games | Kizi

Anonymous said...

This content is written very well. Your use of formatting when making your points makes your observations very clear and easy to understand. Thank you.

- usps tracking
- iphone 7 release date
- netflix

Kizi said...

Jugar juegos gratis de acción, juegos adictivos, juegos de rompecabezas, juegos de deportes, juegos de chicas y juegos de aventura en línea. Mario | Friv | Doraemon Games | Kizi | Yoob Juegos