Tarlant BAM!

$230.94

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 cuvée is an ode to the unsung grapes of Champagne: Petit Meslier (46%), Pinot Blanc (27%), and Arbane (27%). The vines were interplanted in 2003 by selection massale on sand and limestone in lieu dit called Four à Chaux. The wine is primarily from the 2010 vintage, but a significant portion comes from their réserve perpetuelle started in 2007. After fermentation and élevage in barrel, the wine is blended and bottled. It spends seven+ years on lees before being disgorged. As is their norm, no dosage was used.

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