The Coulon family has lived in Vrigny, in the Champagne region, for eight generations. Today, husband and wife, Eric and Isabelle Coulon, are at the helm. They cultivate 80 vineyard parcels classified as Premier Cru and split over 5 villages.
Their production philosophy is founded on the utmost respect for the grapes (organic growing), the use of old vines (38 years on average), which produce concentrated grapes, long cellar ageing to refine the champagnes, and barrel ageing for some of their reserve wines.
Produced by a family who are passionate about wine growing, the champagnes have a distinctive stamp and a deep, powerful and very full style, indicative of their very special origin, the terroir in which they were born, the Montagne de Reims.
Golden yellow. Small, fine and long-lasting bubbles.
Aromas of ripe red fruit combined with subtle notes of dried, withered flowers. later followed by sweeter notes of toffee and fine pastries.
Very pleasant and smooth throughout, with a big finish in which lovely autolysis notes predominate.
This champagne is a blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier of the 2006 vintage, from vineyards in Vrigny and Pargny-la-Montagne and classified as Premier Cru. The Pinot Meunier comes from the Les Linguets parcel planted in 1953 on ungrafted rootstock.
We would recommend this champagne to those who love champagnes with a rich, powerful and vinous style, dominated by ripe fruit, with elegant toasted notes and very fine, delicate bubbles. This champagne has undergone very long ageing, with over 5 years in cellar, followed by seven months ageing in bottle. Surprisingly, despite its weight and density, it shows an excellent balance of minerality and freshness. A fine champagne.
Recommended with venison tenderloin with apples and chestnuts.