Started in 1678, Champagne Tarlant is about terroir. Now run by the 12th generation of the Tarlant family, they are unlike many Grower Champagnes, which work to achieve a "house" style through dosage and blending. Champagne Tarlant produces mostly Brut Zero wines with the focus on the fruit and the land. With 14 estate hectares, across 4 crus, the estate dots the Marne Valley and benefits from the river's moderating temperature influence on these hillside vineyards. Each plot from the winery is harvested and vinified separately, another factor that makes Tarlant stand out from other wineries.
Tarlant’s “Rosé Zero” is a pale salmon with soft pink hues leading out to a silvery rim. Zero dosage Champagne can muted aromas, but this jumps out with bright red fruits, apple skins, pomegranate, crushed chalk, flowers. This is not a soft, rich, biscuity corporate Champagne, it is an extremely serious, intellectual and refined wine. On the palate, there is a deep, almost Chablis-like mineral core.