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Champagne Tarlant Brut Zero (750ml)
Producer: Champagne Tarlant tarlant.com
Appellation: Champagne - France (AOC)
Type: sparkling white
Varietal: Chardonnay - Pinot Noir - Pinot Meunier
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Good/Very Good
Est. Price: n/a
Tasting Notes:
rated: June 1, 2004 , K&L Wine Merchants klwines.com
"Do you like dry Champagne? A real brut style? Well, this is it-a no-dosage-added beauty from Tarlant! It is a vibrant, even electric style of Champagne, with no sweetness whatsoever to cloud the purity of its flavor. Unlike some other "ultra brut" Champagnes, this wine has great texture and richness, mostly from a generous use of reserve wines and barrel ageing. This is a great introduction to this style of wine! Tarlant is one of a handful of cult producers in Champagne, but unlike most other trendy estates, they have been around for a while-since 1687! This wine is a blend of '99, '98 and '97 with the two older vintages stored in wood vats prior to bottling. The composition is pinot noir (1/3), pinot meunier (1/3) and chardonnay (1/3). All of the fruit comes from hillside vineyards in Oeuilly in the Vallee de la Marne. The Tarlant family uses organic practices in the vineyard, but they are very coy about calling themselves organic, no doubt due to the family's prominence in the vignerons association in Champagne. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne and Sherry Buyer)"
rated: September 26, 2004 , Catherine Granger ManageYourCellar.com
3.5 stars "Super dry Champagne. Subtle nose with mineral aromas and some notes of light toasted bread. On the palate, a lot of structure and purity of fruit but also some austerity."