Champagne Tarlant Saga Prestige Millesime 1996



1994: "A résumé of the weather in 1994 would say that average temperatures were very high, that there was a normal rainfall, concentrated into the first five months of the year, and average sunshine. Little of note happened during the summer until the 15th August, with the exception of an attack of late mildew in the Cote des Bar. The bright green colour of the vineyards were the outward signs of exceptional vigour prophetic of an abundant high quality harvest, with the bunches averaging over 120 g in weight. The harvesting dates spread from the 15th to the 25thof September, with most growths starting on the 19th. Average alcoholic potential of the musts, 9.1, Average total acidity 8.4. In general the wines were frank and clean." 

From the book "Un siècle de vendanges en Champagne" (A century of Champagne vintages). Editions D. Fradet

Pierre Tarlant於Marne Valley種植葡萄樹,而Tarlant家族就於1687年開始釀酒。1928年,Louis Adrien Tarlant生產了第一支家族香檳,其後他們便於Oeuilly村出產香檳,延綿四代。時至今日,他們的村在Benoît Tarlant手中,並於1999年開始產酒。

Marne Valley土壤多元化,令Tarlant的酒擁有複雜風土,由於鄰近Marne River,加Tarlant仔細運用木桶,令他們的香檳豐腴,味道濃郁。




Chardonnay, Pinot Noir 



The Tarlant family traces their winegrowing history back to 1687, when Pierre Tarlant first cultivated grapevines in the Marne Valley. In 1928, Louis Adrien Tarlant produced the family’s first estate-bottled champagne, and since then there have been four successive generations of Tarlants producing wine at their estate in the village of Oeuilly. Today the estate is in the hands of Benoît Tarlant, who has been making wine here since 1999.

The diversity of soils in this area of the Marne Valley results in a complex signature of terroir that is strongly reflected in Tarlant’s wines. These are ample, full-flavored champagnes, influenced by their close proximity to the Marne River, as well as by Tarlant’s sophisticated use of oak for vinification.

This is a rare Champagne from the winery.Vines and vintages from the past supply the cuvees "Saga".From one vintage to another, Saga weaves the fabric of a story, which is in turn contemplative and evanescent, intriguing and heart-stopping, pantheistic and surreal.

Suspended in their own time warp, taking root in the coolness of our wine library, a few rare bottles escape to unveil their perfumes of luxuriant flowers.

Country of Origin:

Grape Variety:
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes:
Citrus scents, white and tropical fruit dominated. The red varieties give sustained acidity, and show scents of red fruits, sometimes combined with spicy hints.

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