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.

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
90 points
"The white-golden colored 2004 Blanc de Meuniers La Vigne d'Or offers a clear and very fine, even mineral bouquet with flinty and ripe yet elegant fruit aromas. Firm and fresh on the palate, this is a pure and almost austere Meunier that was disgorged in February 2015. The wine reveals remarkable finesse and elegance but is still firm and austere, especially in the challenging finish that is as charming as an iron bar. I would cellar it for at least another four or five years. There is surely potential, at least in context with the 1999, 2002 and the 2003, which I tasted side by side with this 2004. The acidity (no malolactic fermentation here) still needs to be integrated. Tasted April 2018."
Antonio Galloni,
Vinous Media
, July 2019

Product Line: 
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
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