Rosé Zéro Brut Nature (2013 Base)

NV
France
Champagne

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.

92 points
"The NV Brut Nature Zero Rosé (2013 base) is bright and finely cut, with tons of energy driving the red berry fruit, floral and chalky flavors. Most of the Tarlant Champagnes are on the richer side, but the Zero Rosé is distinctly taut in feel. Attractive floral and mineral accents liven up the finish. Disgorged: January 31, 2019."
Antonio Galloni,
Vinous Media
, November 2020
91 points
"Based on the 2013 vintage and disgorged in September 2018 is the NV Brut Nature Rosé Zero, a pretty wine that offers up aromas of red apples, pear, citrus blossom and warm bread. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, vinous and sapid, with racy acids, elegant phenolics and the mature fruit tones that speak of the late 2013 harvest."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate
, August 2019
91 points
"This crackles with laserlike acidity embedded in the expressive profile, which layers an aromatic overtone of ground cardamom, graphite and lime blossom with flavors of wild cherry, toast and pink grapefruit zest. Refined, though still lip-smacking, on the finish. Disgorged January 2019. Best after 2021. 150 cases imported."
Alison Napjus,
Wine Spectator
, November 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB2951-13
Product Line: 
Wine
Sparkling
Varietal: 
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Farming Type: 
Organic