Tarlant Brut Reserve Champagne

SKU #1002034

This wine is creamy and rich but still light and refreshing. The scores of dancing bubbles invite you to come back for more. It has primary fruit flavors and warm bread aromas to charm you, and the length to convince the pickiest Champagne critics. Tarlant is one of a handful of "cult" producers in Champagne, but unlike most other "cult" producers, they have been around for awhile - since 1687. This wine is a blend of 2005, 2004 and 2003 with the two older vintages stored in wood vats prior to bottling. The varietal blend is one-third each Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. 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 Wine Merchants)

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Staff Image By: Jeremy Bohrer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/15/2009 | Send Email
My pick for the holiday (or any day) champagne. Really great juice here. It's got the broad shoulders of a classic rich champagne but is also lively and refreshing as well. It's a third chard, pinot noir and pinot meunier so it's very well balanced. Delicious!

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Alcohol Content (%): 12