Rosé Zéro Brut Nature (2013 Base)

NV

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.

91 points
"The NV Brut Rosé Zero is based on 2013, with reserve wines from 2012, is pliant and inviting, with lovely red berry and floral character. Here, too, Tarlant achieves notable richness in the non-dosé style, something that is quite rare. The Rosé is a blend of Pinot Noir, partly done with skin contact, and another parcel vinified en blanc, along with Chardonnay and a touch of still red Meunier. Disgorged: August, 2018"
Antonio Galloni,
Vinous Media
, July 2019
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

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