Tarlant "Zero" Extra Brut Champagne (Previously $60)

SKU #1003329

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 aging. 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 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 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)

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By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/21/2009  | Send Email
We just held our Grande Champagne Event in Hollywood and this was one of my favorite Champagnes that I tasted. This Brut Zero is very dry and crisp with bright citrus and pear fruit but also has a wonderful texture due to the use of reserve wines that were in barrel. A beautiful Champagne.

By: Chiara Shannon |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/27/2009  | Send Email
From one of my favorite producers that we import directly, the Brut Zero is bone dry and clocks in at a slender 12% abv. Clean, pure, and deep, this elegant sparkler is intense and mineral driven, buttressed by citrus and creamy notes, and is a wonder alongside like fresh sashimi.

By: David Driscoll |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/14/2009  | Send Email
Zero dosage! The driest of all champagnes, but it doesn't sacrifice flavor to achieve it. The Brut Zero always sells out as soon as we get it, so make sure that you don't hesitate. It's perhaps the most popular champagne we sell at the RWC store.

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Champagne

- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose. View our bestselling Champagne.
Alcohol Content (%): 12
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