Rosé Zéro Brut Nature (2013 Base)
50% Chardonnay/44% Pinot Noir/6% Pinot Meunier. Tarlant rosé used to be mainly Chardonnay with about fifteen percent Pinot Noir and no Meunier; Benoît has shifted it to much more Pinot Noir and added a little Meunier and derives most of the color from maceration instead of from the addition of still red wine. The rosé is typically composed of 80% base vintage (currently 2013) with 20% barrel-aged reserve wine from a single vintage.The organically farmed, hand-harvested fruit is from estate parcels in four villages (Oeuilly, Boursault, St-Agnan and Celles-lès-Condé) in the Vallée de la Marne. The fruit is gently pressed and the juice fermented with natural yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats as well as neutral barrels. The wine does not go through malolactic fermentation. Moved by gravity only, the new vintage is blended with barrel-aged reserve wine and aged sur lattes for several years. The current 2013-base bottling was disgorged in January 2019 and received no dosage.