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Benoit Tarlant - Champagne Tarlant

12 Apr 2016
Benoit Tarlant - Champagne Tarlant
Benoît is a sensitive viticulturist, working each of his parcels according to its specific needs, and eschewing all chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilisers. Each parcel is pressed and vinified separately, and about half of Tarlant’s production is fermented in barrel without malolactic, often with indigenous yeasts. Here in the Vallée de la Marne, the proximity of the vineyards to the river results in broad, full-flavoured Champagnes, and Tarlant’s wines combine this intrinsic power with a deft liveliness and finesse. The diversity of soils in this sector also offers a complex array of terroir signatures, which Tarlant explores through several single-vineyard Champagnes such as La Vigne d’Antan, a blanc de blancs made from ungrafted Chardonnay vines, and La Vigne d’Or, a pure Meunier Champagne from a vineyard planted in 1947.
About the Winery

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.