Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
Terroir Driven Champagnes from Benoît and Mélanie Tarlant.
Mélanie and Benoît Tarlant.


In 1687, Pierre Tarlant began cultivating his first vineyards in Aisne. The family stayed put for almost 100 years before moving to the village of Oeuilly in 1780. At the turn of the 20th century, Louis Tarlant took over as head vigneron. His tenure would prove instrumental to shaping the Tarlant legacy, principally due to his involvement as mayor of Oeuilly in the rarely discussed Champagne Revolution, a tumultous movement that you have probably never heard of. Let us explain.


This visit to Champagne Tarlant took place in January, 2015.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Noah Oldham, Patrick Capiello, David Sink and Josefa Concannon.


"Champagne Zero Brut Nature NV":
Soil: Chalk, clay, sand and limestone
Grapes: 1/3 Chardonnay, 1/3 Pinot Meunier, 1/3 Pinot Noir
Vinification: Primary fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. No malolactic fermentation. Reserve wines fermented and aged in oak barrels.


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