Champagne Brut Nature Zero Tarlant Review And Tasting Notes
If you want to taste a juice without filters or stylistic corrections of the Champagne terroir, this Champagne Brut Nature Zero Tarlant is an excellent wine to start with. The wine is not sweetened, but the wood was used masterly to balance acidity and minerality: we are dealing with a very fresh, salty Champagne, full of citrus fruits, but with aromatic depth, thickness, amplitude.
The phrasing between terroir and technique is incredible and leads to the birth of great wines, precise, sunny, but never too unbalanced or where yeasts are predominant. The terroir is felt in this fantastic wine.
Son of a classic blend of the three critical vines of Champagne, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier, mixed in equal parts, it comes from organic grapes, cultivated with great care by a historic family that has reached its fifteenth generation with Benoît. More than three centuries of production: if this is not dedication!
The vinification is clean, first in steel, then “the house reserve wines” are added and ages in wood. The base wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation.
Delicate nose, aromatic, with many flowers tufted with yellow fruit. Honey, hazelnuts and the sweet tones of cotton candy and butter are well designed. It is a clean nose, constantly referring to a severe heart of chalk and rocks. The variety is good. Let’s say it goes beyond the usual triptych of mineral, lemon, and sourdough from the Bermuda Triangle. Precise, but not opulent.
What Does Champagne Brut Nature Zero Tarlant Taste Like?
If the nose was a little reticent, it is an explosion of fruity pulp, salt, and seaweed in the mouth, but without ever losing sight of the measure and that slightly Mephistophelic touch of raisins and barley. Overall it is excellent. The pace is fantastic, always at the service of the enjoyable drink. You can feel the territoriality, the terroir: the wine is the son of the rocks. There is little to say about the chalk of Champagne. The wood has shaped and broadened the taste spectrum without predominant, but an excellent minerality dictates the backbone.
If you are looking for a challenging and pure Champagne with elegance and depth, we recommend the Champagne Brut Nature Zero Tarlant unreservedly. It was born organically from a producer who carefully cultivates his 11 hectares, enhancing an idea of sustainable wine and not stylized or massacred by the dosage. And this deserves respect. It is called courage and love for one’s vineyard.
45-50: an affordable price for a good bottle.
For such a fresh wine, choose fish dishes, risotto, fried and of course sushi cascade: Cantonese rice, pizza Margherita, chicken Cacciatore, Vitello Tonnato, truffle risotto, pasta alla carbonara.