BAM! Brut Nature (2010 base)


27% Pinot Blanc/27% Arbanne/46% Petit Meslier. "BAM!" is an acronym of these three relatively rare, low-yielding Champagne varieties. The vines were planted in 2003 on sandy, silica-rich limestone soils in the lieu-dit of Four à Chaux-Sablé in Oeuilly and are certified-organic like the rest of Tarlant's sites. This blanc des blancs is composed of 50% 2010 vintage with 50% barrel-aged reserve wines from 2007-2009. The fruit is co-harvested by hand, gently pressed and fermented with natural yeasts in Burgundy barrel; the wine does not go through malo. It is blended, bottled and aged sur lattes for manyyears. The 2010-base BAM! was botted in 2011 and disgorged in 2019. Zero dosage. 900 bottles produced.

93 points
"The NV BAM is Tarlant’s unique blend of Pinot Blanc, Arbanne and Petit Meslier, three indigenous varieties that are seldom seen these days. Citrus, white flowers, mint, white pepper and chalk are all finely cut in a bright, focused Champagne endowed with tons of crystalline purity and class. Lively acids reappear to frame the finish. Think of BAM as a Chablis-leaning wine, with bubbles of course. This release is 50% 2010 and 50% reserve wines from 2007-2009. Bottled with no dosage. Disgorged: August, 2018. "
Antonio Galloni,
Vinous Media
, July 2019

Product Line: 
Pinot Blanc
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