BAM! Brut Nature (2009 base)
16% Pinot Blanc/16% Arbanne/68% Petit Meslier. "BAM!" is an acronym of these three relatively rare, low-yielding Champagne varieties. The vines are from a single estate site called Four à Chaux-Sablé in the Tarlant's home village of Oeuilly. They are planted on sandy limestone soils rich in silica. This blanc des blancs bottling is a 2009 base (50%) plus 2007 & 2008 (50%). The fruit is hand-harvested and gently pressed; the juice is fermented with natural yeasts and aged in barrel before being bottled in May 2010. There is no malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged sur lattes. Hand-riddled and disgorged in April 2016 and finished with zero dosage.