BAM! Brut Nature (2010 base)

NV

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 half 2010 base, with the remainng half made up of reserve wines from 2007-2009. The fruit is hand-harvested and gently pressed; the juice is fermented with natural yeasts and does ntot go through malo. The new wine is blended with the reserve and aged in barrel before bottling, in this case in May 2010. The wine is aged sur lattes and hand-riddled; teh 2010 base was disgorged in August 2018 and finished with zero dosage.

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

SKU/Code: 
DB6172-10
Product Line: 
Sparkling
Varietal: 
Pinot Blanc
Farming Type: 
Organic