Tarlant “Zero” Brut Nature Champagne NV
Do you like dry Champagne? A real brut style? Well, this is it-a no-dosage-added beauty from Tarlant! Tarlant “Zero” Brut Nature Champagne is a vibrant, even electric style of bubble, with no additional sweetness added to cloud the purity of its flavor. Unlike some other “ultra brut” Champagnes, this wine has great texture and richness, mostly from a generous use of reserve wines and barrel aging. s a frank fresh champagne that unveils all that the grapes and soil have to say. This Brut Nature is rare and remarkable in the balance of the three varieties benefiting from methods of cultivation which respect nature, and which are specially selected at perfect maturity.
This bottle is golden with greenish hue. It has fine bubbles and fresh scents of honey, lemon and mandarin. It opens to a lively citrusy freshness and long finish. Aged in neutral barrel, but never allowed to go through malolactic (a secondary fermentation contributing to a rounder, richer mouthfeel and softer acids), this has weight and sheer power but also incredibly fresh.
34% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Meunier, 33% Pinot Noir.
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES
This has an engaging sense of raw fruit on the nose with fresh citrus, dried peach, strawberries and pears. The palate is impressively zesty and carries plenty of tart lemon flavor. Powerful, dry finish. Drink now.
Tarlant’s NV Brut Nature Zero is, as always, a wonderful introduction to these wines. The non-dosé style lends energy to the citrus, crushed flower and dried herb flavors. Crisp, energetic and beautifully taut, the Brut Nature Zero is a Champagne of pedigree and class, especially within its peer group. This release is based on the 2010 vintage, with the addition of some reserve wines, and was disgorged on January 8, 2018, with much more time on the lees for a NV entry-level wine. All of the estate’s attention to detail comes through in this gorgeous Champagne.
– 92 Points
Rich hints of roasted nut and salted butter underscore the palate’s black cherry and lemon curd flavors in this dry, lacy Champagne. Balanced, though firm, with a streak of salty mineral lingering on the crisp finish. Disgorged February 2018. Drink now through 2025. 650 cases imported.
– 15.5 / 20