BAM as Pinot Blanc, Arbanne, Petit Meslier. These precious but unpredictable grape varieties have almost disappeared from Champagne grounds. Preserved by vine-grower wisdom and transmission between Tarlant generations, they now rise again in Oeuilly. This uncommon Champagne is the liveliest and most spontaneous expression of forgotten grape varieties.
Harvest: September 2009 + Perpetual Reserve
Grapes: 18% Pinot Blanc, 18% Arbanne, 64% Petit Meslier
Terroir: Vineyard "Four à Chaux - les Sables" in Oeuilly (Marne Valley), limestone, sand and silica.
Vinification: Vinification in oak barrels. Barrel fermentation with the lees regularly stirred back into the wine. Remains in barrels until May.
Bottling: 4th May 2010
Disgorging: Manual (see back label for exact date)
Dosage: 0 g/L - Brut Nature
Food & wine:
Revue du Vin de France Guide : 17 / 20
"A delicious, racy, gastronomic Champagne."