"BAM!" Brut Nature (2011 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.

94 points
"The NV Brut Nature BAM!, Tarlant’s Pinot Blanc, Arbanne and Petit Meslier blend, is terrific. It offers notable energy and tension, with lovely complexity from the perpetual reserve that is used to complement the base vintage, in this case 2011. Lemon confit, marzipan, dried flowers, tangerine oil and lightly honeyed notes linger nicely, with a whole range of bright saline accents that lend further energy and focus. This release is terrific. Disgorged: June 1, 2021."
Antonio Galloni,
Vinous Media
May 2022

SKU/Code: 
DB6172-11
Product Line: 
Sparkling
Varietal: 
Pinot Blanc
Farming Type: 
Organic