Champagne, grower family (RM) from Oeuilly
Terroir Brut Nature - Vallée de la Marne
Benoit and Melanie are the 12th generation of Champagne Tarlant, a small estate that grows and produces traditional Champagne since 1687. They are so passionate about their Brut Nature (“pas dosé”) style that they have made it their “house” Champagne, not a higher priced speciality cuvée. Their wish to produce wines which are natural, open and authentic leads logically to the use of little or no added sugar in the final dosage.
Benoit and Melanie are passionate about their vines and preserving them for the future – so that means they practice a non-interventionalist philosophy in the vineyards with an emphasis on low yields, using biodynamic methods to produce the finest possible fruit in each vintage. Furthermore, in the winery, wild yeasts are preferred, and great care is taken with the pressing, to preserve the delicate character of the grapes.
Tarlant enjoy experimenting with single varietal and single vineyard “terroir” Champagnes – confounding the notion that Champagne has to be a blend.
The Tarlants are also admirably transparent on the back label providing a maximum of information for the consumer including grape varieties used, terroir location, dosage and disgorgement date.
Annual production app. 140'000 bottles.