Wine Type: Champagne & Sparkling Wine
Grape Variety: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Meunier
Aging Potential: Drink now
Serving Temperature: 8 ~ 10 °C
Alcohol Level: 12.0%
In 2012, siblings Benoit and Melanie Tarlant began experimenting and finally creating an absolutely breathtaking Champagne the Argilité 2012. Only 170 bottles of this was produced, vinified in Amphora, where the blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Meunier is slow pressed by gravity, and left alone for spontaneous fermentation for 7 months on the lees in red clay amphorae from Terres d'autan. The juice is then aged for 50 months on lees in the bottle and finally disgorged on June 5th, 2017.
Argilité is entirely based on the 2012 vintage, a 50/50 blend of Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, and was fermented for six months in amphorae (without the skins, of course). The wine has a pure and fresh bouquet with lots of citrus but also gummy flavors. Round and very fruity on the palate, this is a delicate and aromatic Champagne with charming residual sugar from the second fermentation. No dosage here, but it has a lovely sweetness.
- Soft Cheese
- Grilled Fish
- Smoked Pork