Tarlant Tradition Brut Champagne

Tarlant's Tradition Brut is a classic, pure and inviting Champagne. It is lush and hedonistic with the aromas of apple-cinnamon cake, lemon meringue and ripe stone fruit based on brioche, roasted almonds and a little toffee.

Made from 2010 grapes and réserve, ages three years on lees in wooden barrels before bottling giving the Champagne its mature style with hints of caramel and toffee, but at the same time, it has a lively and fresh acidity. 8 grams of dosage.

(€48/litre)

    • Type: Sparkling Producer: Champagne Tarlant Appellation: Champagne Brut Vintage: NV Grape: 56% Pinot Noir, 39% Pinot Meunier and 5% Chardonnay Country: France Region: Champagne Style: Complex and traditional Alcohol: 12% Content: 750 ml Allergens: Contains Sulfite

AWARDS AND REVIEWS

91 points Robert Parker- Wine Advocate
The pale golden NV Champagne Brut Tradition is a lovely, pure, dry, delicate and straightforward, serious champagne with a persistent natural taste and a highly elegant and finesse-full performance on the palate. Made from 56% Pinot Noir, 39% Pinot Meunier and 5% Chardonnay grown on different soil types of the Vallée de la Marne, this medium-bodied, full-flavored and very well-structured champagne has lovely clear apple, lemon, brioche and toffee aromas with a delicate mousseux; it has a slightly herbal and grippy taste with toffee flavors in the aftertaste, and should be served in between 4-5 years. The wine I tasted was disgorged in November 2013 with six grams per liter of sugar and was even more delicious the second day. Compared to the Réserve, the Tradition is less puristic but more rich and flavored (not only but mostly with toffee). It's not a question of quality but of style. It's up to you to decide which of the fraternal twins you like more. — by Stephan Reinhardt