"BAM!" Brut Nature (2010 base)

NV
France
Champagne

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 with 50% 2007-2009 reserve wines. The fruit is harvested by hand, gently pressed and co-fermented with natural yeasts in barrel; the wine does not go through malo. Bottled 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

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