A champagne in a class of its own.
Tarlant’s Cuvée Louis consists of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay from the famous and very chalky single vineyard Les Crayons in Oeuilly on the Marne. The peculiarity of the production lies in the organically certified cultivation performed entirely by hand. Tarlant always refrains from malolactic fermentation. The base wines are from 2002 and 2003 and were aged on yeast until dégorgement in March 2018. All this makes the champagne particularly expansive and opulent while remaining precise. A particularly distinctive cuvée that skilfully juxtaposes the ripeness of fruit with fresh malolactic acidity.
- In the glass, a shiny straw yellow with a slight copper tint.
- On the nose, the champagne unfolds notes of ripe apples, lemon and nuts, as well as strong brioche nuances and slightly smoky aromas.
- On the palate: a high minerality coupled with a particular depth and simultaneous precision in the finish.
- Loup de mer with herbs
- Clams with citrus fruit
Reviews and publications
James Suckling (95/100)
“Very nutty and flavorful Champagne with aromas and flavors of cooked apples, light strawberries and minerals. Full body. Checked fruit with a solid core of tannin and fruit at the end. Superb. Complex.”
The Tarlant Champagne House
The Tarlant family of winemakers is one of the leaders in its field. Siblings Benoit and Melanie Tarlant are the 12th generation to run the house. Every one of the more than 40 vineyard plots is tended meticulously and with great dedication, and pressed individually. The entire process follows biodynamic standards and is completed by hand. The Tarlant champagnes mature on the yeast for an average of five years, the champagnes of the great sites for up to 16 years. To maintain the originality of the champagnes, the dosage is limited to 0-0.6g/l.