Grapes: Chardonnay 33% - Pinot Noir 34% - Meunier 33%
Champagne Tarlant “Zero” Brut Nature (Oeuilly).
The new release of Tarlant “Zero” Brut Nature hails from the superb base year of 2012. It is its customary blend of one-third each of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier and was disgorged in July of 2019.
The wine offers up a beautiful bouquet of apple, pit fruit, brioche, hazelnut, a complex base of soil tones, gentle smokiness and a topnote of dried flowers.
On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, focused and complex, with a lovely core and soil signature, refined mousse and excellent length and grip on the beautifully balanced finish. There are not many non-dosé bottlings that can offer such marvelously buffered acids, but Benoît and Mélanie Tarlant age their wines far longer on their fine lees than most producers these days! Fine juice and a great value.
To drink: 2020-2040
Harvests: 2012 and reserve wines
Terroir: Chalk, Sparnacian, Sand, Limestone
Vinification: First fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats and oak barrels. Reserve wines aged in barrels.
Bottling : May 2013
Disgorgement: Manual, date: July 4th 2019
Dosage: 0 g/L - Brut Nature (undosed)
Vinous Galloni 91/200
Wine Spectator 92/100