A balanced mix of 50 % Chardonnay, 44 % Pinot Noir and 6 % Pinot Meunier results in this exquisite rarity. The elaborate maturation with reserve wines from the 2016 harvest takes place in used wooden barrels, which give the drink an interesting depth.
The colour spectrum ranges from shimmering mother-of-pearl to a radiant apricot tone, while the perlage shows a dynamic diversity.
The bouquet of this rosé champagne is wonderfully precise and strongly spiced. Prominent notes of undergrowth and porcini mushrooms blend skilfully with the aroma of latte, light tobacco and a hint of cinnamon. The deeper levels reveal fruity elements, for example wild strawberries, raspberries, rose hips as well as cherry and cherry stones, which balance the rough fragrance profile.
The Champagne Zero Brut Nature Rosé Base 2016 is as convincing on the palate as it is on the nose. This noble dryness, peppered with unexpected spices and subtle fruit notes, unfolds in the middle with a salty note and intense minerality. This creation goes far beyond conventional expectations, its clever integration of carbonic acid stimulates the palate in an extremely pleasant way.
The idiosyncrasy of this wine is ideal with a succulent grilled langoustine garnished with a champagne sauce and a side of beetroot and quinoa. Alternatively, it can be paired with air-dried game ham served with cranberries, rocket and walnuts. A delicate Biscuit Rosé de Reims also provides an excellent paring option for this Champagne.
Champagne Tarlant, 51480 Oeuilly / Epernay / France