Zéro Brut Nature (2012 Base)
1/3 each Chardonnay/Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier. This cuvée makes up 60% 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. This Zéro is 65% 2012 with 35% reserve winesfrom 2011, 2010 and 2009. 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 2018 (see back label for the exact month) and received no dosage.
AVAILABLE in 375ml and magnum.