Tarlant Argilite

$272.37

Led by 12th generation grape grower Benoît Tarlant, this winery is considered one of the top producers of “farmer fizz”. The Tarlant’s were pioneers of the grower champagne revolution, their family history in the region going all the way back to 1687. Originally based in Aisne, the family relocated to Oeuilly in 1780. Benoît’s great-great-great grandfather Louis Tarlant made a crucial, and daring decision in the early 1900’s to cease selling his grapes to the big houses. This was a financially hazardous move to make at the time. In doing so, Louis created one of Champagne’s earliest independent estates. Long before “grower champagne” was even a thing, the Tarlants were making wine from 100% estate grown grapes. Today Benoît, along with his sister Melanie, organically farm 14 hectares of vines spread across 31 lieu-dits. They separately vinify the grapes from 63 different parcels in Burgundian barrels, mostly without malolactic fermentation. Something that really separates Tarlant’s wine from the pack is that most of the wines are bottled without dosage. Started by Benoît’s father Jean-Mary in the late 1970’s, this approach has become more popular in Champagne in the last decade. Unwilling to paint over under-ripeness with residual sugar, Benoît focuses on the character of his vineyards and the health of his grapes.

This Blanc de Blancs is from a small plot planted by selection massale in 1987 by Maurice Boiselle, Jean-Marie, and Micheline Tarlant. This site is steep by Champagne standards, planted on limestone next to Celles-lès-Condé. The grapes are pressed into amphora where the wine ferments and ages on lees for seven months. After bottling, the wine spends five years sur lattes before being disgorged.

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