- True Grower champagne with artisanal flair and much respect from their peers
- First time available in Australia, highly sought-after producer
- Pair with salted cod croquettas and boquerones (see below for full description)
Tarlant’s Zero Brut Nature is 1/3 of each grape variety and is coming from the majority of the excellent 2012 harvest. This is where their winemaking begins, incredible. The aromas straight off the rim of the glass are exuberant, textured and deep. There are smoky, leesy notes with depth and texture. The ‘no malo’ leads a fresh, almost tart sensation on the palate but is well-integrated with the texture of the lees which add suppleness and body.
The fruit starts to unfold to pear and quince with a soft marshmallowy feel in the tongue. You do start to see some of the oxidative handling that shows that nicely developed manzanilla sherry plus salted almonds coming through for extra complexity. Couldn’t be more different than Doquet, sensational wine
Technical details: 1/3 of Chardonnay, Meunier and Pinot noir. The base year is 2012 (excellent harvest) with reserve wine and then aged 6 years on lees. It was disgorged 4th July 2019.