Tarlant Winery Guide
Still a family-run operation, this small Champagne house has an incredible lineage dating back to 1687! They produce roughly 1000 cases a year, and quality, not quantity, is the goal here. And with spectacular results! The wines of Tarlant are a credit to the determination and brilliance of successive generations of the Tarlant family – intense, refined, and incredibly stylish Champagnes. This vision began with the pioneering efforts of Pierre Tarlant, the first winegrower in the Aisne district in Champagne. Subsequently, his son Michel and grandson would continue his work and sow the seeds for a lifetime involvement in Champagne for the Tarlant family.
In 1780, a relative of Pierre, Louis Tarlant, and his wife Marie-Madeleine started growing vines in the district of Oeuilly in the Marne; these would become the ancestors of the vineyards cultivated by the Tarlant family today. The reputation of Tarlant spread, and the house prospered. In 1911, the current head of the property, Louis Adrien Tarlant, was instrumental in campaigning for Champagne to be recognized as a world-class appellation and an area of excellence for sparkling wine, which it was in 1927. Sadly, the First World War brought misery to Champagne’s winegrowers, as the conflict devastated their vineyards. Louis left the area to travel worldwide and increase his knowledge of wine-making. On his return, he restored the estate with his wife, Julia. The house again prospered, and Louis proudly released his first Cuvee Tarlant.
Unfortunately, another World War would return to haunt the Tarlant family, and Louis’s son George was called to serve in the conflict. His wife Germaine worked tirelessly to protect their beloved vineyards from the conflict, and on his safe return, George became the winemaker at the estate. Their son, Jean-Mary, and grandson, Benoit, have continued their hard work and today produce some of the most respected wines in the region. This dynamic house is a must-see for any visitor to Champagne; the impressive range of wines, the beautiful historic property, and a warm welcome from the Tarlant family make it the first choice for those on the Champagne pilgrimage. Ask us for details on arranging a visit as part of a longer discovery tour. Santé!
Cuvee Louis50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay from 60 year old vineyards in the Oeuilly district. Fermentation in barrel.
La Vigne d’Antan100% Chardonnay, produced from pre-phylloxera vineyards in the Oeuilly district. Fermentation in barrel.
La Vigne d'Or100% Pinot Meunier, produced from rare vineyards in the Marne Valley. A rare varietal Pinto Meunier, which usually forms part of a blend. Fermentation in barrel.
Prestige 199865% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir. Only made in excellent vintages, fermented in stainless steel and oak barrel. Released after extensive bottle ageing.
Rosé Prestige 199885% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir. Only made in excellent vintages, red and white wines are blended together to create a rose. Fermented in stainless steel and oak barrel. Released after extensive bottle ageing.
Zero33% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Meunier. Produced without dosage, the addition of sweet wine before final bottling. Fermented in stainless steel. Oak aged.
Rose Zero85% Chardonnay 15% Pinot Noir. Produced without dosage, the addition of sweet wine before final bottling. Fermented in stainless steel. Oak aged.
Tradition50% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier, 15% Chardonnay. Fermented in stainless steel. Oak aged. A blend of vintage of reserve wines.
Reserve Tarlant33% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Meunier. Fermented in stainless steel. Oak aged. A blend of vintage of reserve wines.
Rosé Tarlant85% Chardonnay 15% Pinot Noir. Fermented in stainless steel. Oak aged. A blend of vintage of reserve wines.
Oeuilly Rouge80% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier. A still red wine produced in good years. Aged in oak barrels.
Facts & Figures
Area under Vine
Age of vines
Oak barrel origin
1000 cases per annum
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier - Arbanne - Pinot Blanc - Petit Meslier
Grape Varieties Used by the Winery
Arbanne is a rare and captivating grape from the Champagne region of France. Once near-extinct, it has been revived to showcase its unique qualities. Arbanne wines offer a pale golden hue, delicate bouquet, and intriguing flavors of white flowers, ripe pear, and citrus.
Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape varietal native to the Burgundy wine region in France and one of the most popular varieties worldwide.Find out more
Pinot Blanc: A versatile white grape known for its delicate charm. Originating in Burgundy, France, it offers unique expressions and thrives in diverse terroirs. With pale straw to golden hues and aromas of green apple and citrus blossoms, it suits various styles and culinary pairings. Its rising popularity reflects its exceptional quality and broad appeal.
Petit Meslier is a rare and resilient grape from the Champagne region of France. Once overlooked, it is now experiencing a resurgence in interest. Petit Meslier wines offer a pale straw color, complex white flowers and citrus aromas, and a fresh, lively palate. The grape's unique flavors range from green apple and lemon to tropical fruits with mineral undertones.
Pinot Meunier is a cold-weather-resistant grape that tends to yield lighter, fruity wine and is the lifeblood of the Champagne region.Find out more
Pinot noir is a light-bodied red wine varietal closely related to the Vitis vinifera grape and produces the most sought-after red wines in the world.Find out more
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