Grape Variety: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Meunier
Aging Potential: Drink now
Serving Temperature: 8 ~ 10 °C
Alcohol Level: 12.0%
- Organic Wine -
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.
The labels of the wines from this family run estate, one of the most dynamic in Champagne, show their origins - Champagne in its purest form.
At the heart of the left bank of the Marne Valley, Benoit Tarlant is gradually taking over from his parents the 14 ha vineyards. He cultivated this vineyard with care, using only organic fertilisers. His vinegrowing is painstaking, perfectly adapted to the mosaic of different soils and subsoils with flint-bearing sand, through clay and limestone to pure chalk.
A real policy of vintages has been adopted and like the very best Champagne houses, the Tarlant only release their wines at their peak after eight to ten years cellaring.
|Serving Temperature||8 - 10 ºC|
|Grape Variety||50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Meunier|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Cellaring||Ready to Drink|
|Food Pairing||Aperitif, Oysters, Sushi|