Piollot Champagne Côte des Bar Cuvée Come des Tallants 2019

'The Come des Tallants is an exciting cuvée from Roland Piollot that represents a step-up in quality in a range that is already very, very good. The parcel of land called Come des Tallants is less than one hectare on a hill behind the town of Polisot that has direct southern exposure and scree slopes of Upper Jurassic chalky marls.

This champagne is a classic “Blanc de Noir” – a white Champagne made from a red grape variety, namely 100% Pinot Noir picked from 40-year-old vines. This Champagne has small but persistent bubbles, a beautiful golden hue, a bracing freshness, and great length that you would be lucky to find in wines of twice the price. It also reflects the care taken with the health of the soil, displaying intense minerality and depth of fruit flavour.

It is a perfect aperitif wine that can be used to break the ice at the beginning of the evening but it also pairs very nicely with a range of foods, especially rich seafood dishes such as crab and lobster.

Matched with smart new labels and the fact that there is not any added sugar in the wine (zero dosage), we have here the perfect wine for a celebration at an amazingly good price. The wine was disgorged in February 2023.

Chambers Street Wines in New York are big fans of Roland’s wines. They say of this release:

“The palate is finely chiseled with a nervy minerality, buoyed by a weighty concentration and a full aromatic range of wildflowers, which continues through to a finely pointed finish. A fantastic effort and Champagne from Roland Piollot! “

This wine is certified organic through CERTIPAQ FR-BIO-09.'

- Living Wines

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