Zéro Brut Nature (2010 Base)


One-third Chardonnay, one-third Pinot Noir, one-third Pinot Meunier. This cuvée makes up sixty percent of Tarlant's production and sets the standards and expectations for all of their wines: an emphasis on terroir with no diversion from added yeast or dosage. The non-vintage is generally composed of sixty percent of a base vintage and fourty percent barrel-aged reserve wines. Currently the base is 2010 with reserve wines from 2009, 2008 and 2007. 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. 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 bottling was disgorged in 2014 (see back label for the exact month) and received no dosage.

92+ points
"...offers up a beautifully sophisticated aromatic blend of white peach, apple, complex soil tones, fresh-baked bread and a topnote of spring flowers. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, focused and beautifully balanced, with a lovely core, great soil signature, elegant mousse and a long, complex and precisely focused finish. This is a Brut Nature that has spent enough time on its fine lees that the acids have softened a bit and the wine is drinking with breed and style right out of the blocks. 2018-2040."
John Gilman,
View From the Cellar
, Issue #77

Product Line: 
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
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