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Roger Coulon L'Hommée
A champagne combining elegance, greed and minerality.
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The House Roger Coulon is located north of Montagne de Reims on the village of Vrigny, stemming first and foremost from a long family history that finds its origins in 1806. Isabelle and Eric Coulon are today at the head of Domaine, accompanied by their children Edgar and Louise who represent the ninth generation. A vineyard that has always been conducted with enthusiasm and passion in the deepest respect for the land and the vine, giving birth to Champagnes resolutely apart.
An exceptional terroir combined with great know-how
The House Roger Coulon is located on the village of Vrigny in Premier Cru north of the Montagne de Reims. The vineyard reaches a size of 10 hectares of vines conducted in Organic Agriculture since 2022 as well as in Agroforestry. Indeed, it is important to the Coulon family to maintain the ecosystem within their vineyards and to bring to the soil a self-sufficiency that makes such harmony possible. Each grape variety thus finds its bloom, it is of course Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
As far as winemaking is concerned, the wines are made without chemical inputs, and are neither filtered nor fined. Maison Roger Coulon is currently validating a historic approach for the Champagne region, that of conducting a vineyard in Premier Cru exclusively in a natural way.
Isabelle Coulon sums up their approach to the environment as follows, "The important thing with our wine is that it can inscribe its identity over time, testify to the unique character of our Terroir and offer the expression of a very particular style."
Louise and Edgar both have degrees in wine and spirits business and viticulture and enology, respectively. Thus, they have in their hands a beautiful heritage that they will know how to continue to enhance.
The emblematic vintages of the House Roger Coulon
The House Roger Coulon is distinguished by elegant vintages of great purity that are divided into two collections: "Reference" and "Empreinte".
The Heri Hodie Brut Premier Cru cuvée, from the "Reference" range, is made only from Pinot Meunier: 90% being Réserve wines and 10% being wines of the year. A fine and delicate Champagne, offering beautiful fruity and pastry notes that make it a perfect companion for aperitifs, amuse bouche and fish dishes.
The Esprit de Vrigny Premier Cru cuvée, from the "Empreinte" range, is a blend of the three grape varieties, aged on lees in oak barrels for 10 months. It is also non dosed, therefore without sugars. It is a particularly well-built Champagne, mineral and with a beautiful freshness, with notes of flowers, fruits Secs and spices, ideal on refined fish dishes.
And what about the cuvée L'Hommée Extra brut Premier Cru, from the "Reference" range, based on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Aged for 10 months in small barrels on the lees, this is a persistent, elegant and gourmet Champagne that will be perfect with refined dishes such as scallops or ravioli with truffles.
Description Roger Coulon L'Hommée.
An ancient agrarian measure used in the past in Champagne, the Hommée represented the surface area that a man could work in a day in the vineyard, i.e. approximately 3.33a (333m2). This cuvée is elaborated from the historical and most emblematic terroirs of the vineyard.
Chardonnay (60%) and Pinot Noir (35%) constitute the blend of this wine. Exclusively from Premier Cru villages located on the Montagne de Reims between 150 and 230 m of altitude, on moderate slopes (between 5 and 15 °) facing East. The vines are 40 to 50 years old.
The wines are aged in small Champagne barrels or 1/2 muids for 10 months on the lees. Small proportion of reserve wines, aged in barrels.
A minimum of 5 years of ageing is necessary for the elaboration of this cuvée before being rested ideally 6 months before its marketing.
The attack is characterized by fine bubbles and a creamy foam. Fruity and vegetal notes of orchard fruits, dried apricots, lime blossom and spices seduce the nose. The taste buds are delighted by the intensity and the aromatic persistence. The elegance, the greediness, and the minerality of this vintage accompany an aperitif as well as a refined dinner (Langoustine of Brittany, scallops of diving, ravioles with black truffle of Périgord).