CHAMPAGNE TARLANT | Reviving the Memories of Forgotten Grapes

The Tarlant family’s history of wine growing goes back to 1687. Located on the left bank of the Marne in Oeuilly, Benoît Tarlant and his sister Mélanie today represent the 12th generation and are working hard at keeping traditions alive, linking their family roots to a contemporary vision of winemaking.

Benoît Tarlant decided to give the lesser known grape varietals that used to be way more common in the past times another chance, and reintroduced Petit Meslier, Pinot Blanc and Arbane to the family parcels on the slopes of Champagne – in spite of grandfather’s memories of their capricious nature.

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Read the full story in CUVÉE Magazine No. 1 | Champagne.

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Stefanie is the founder and chief editor of CUVÉE Magazine. Epicurean at heart and wine professional in life, she writes about all things wine and food that pamper her palate. Living in Champagne and holding the Champagne Master Level Certificate as well as WSET certificates, she can't stop discovering new bottles and the stories behind the labels.

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