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Champagne Tarlant Extra Brut Traditiontext

Champagne Tarlant Extra Brut Tradition NV

Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, FranceFounded in 1687, this family owned grower champagne house is now in the care of the 12th generation. This Extra Brut (used to just be called Brut) is off chalky and sandy soils from river hillsides in the Vallée de la Marne, and villages Oeuilly (their home village), Boursault, Celles-lés-Condé, and Saint-Agnan. This blend of 51% pinot noir, 34% pinot meunier, and 15% chardonnay is from vines averaging 40 years, based on 2015 with 40% reserve wines from barrel. After native ferment in 6 months in lees in barrel (no MLF), this went into bottle April 2016, and was disgorged February 2021 with 3 g/L. Freshly toasted bread, creamy salted butter, red apple is laced with lemon pith and peel, working well to tighten the expansive Marne fruit. Certainly useful for an aperitif and into first courses.Tasted: 23 April 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Champagne TarlantDistributors: Juice Imports
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Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Pinot Meunier