Started in 1678, Champagne Tarlant is about terroir. Now run by the 12th generation of the Tarlant family, they are unlike many Grower Champagnes, which work to achieve a "house" style through dosage and blending. Champagne Tarlant produces mostly Brut Zero wines with the focus on the fruit and the land. With 14 estate hectares, across 4 crus, the estate dots the Marne Valley and benefits from the river's moderating temperature influence on these hillside vineyards. Each plot from the winery is harvested and vinified separately, another factor that makes Tarlant stand out from other wineries.
Grown on chalk, clay, sand and limestone this Champagne is equal parts Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir. Primary fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. No malolactic fermentation. Reserve wines fermented and aged in oak barrels. While this wine is lithe and focused, it has a complexity and richness rarely achieved with zero-dosage Champagne.