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Roger Coulon - Brut Nature "Esprit de Vrigny" Zero Dosage 1er Cru Champagne - 750 ml

Roger Coulon - Brut Nature "Esprit de Vrigny" Zero Dosage 1er Cru Champagne - 750 ml

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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING

Officially non-vintaged but based on 2009, the NV Premier Cru Brut Nature Esprit de Vrigny is a blend that represents the best soils for each grape variety: one-third Pinot Meunier from sandy soils, one-third Chardonnay from chalky soils and one-third Pinot Noir from clay soils. The wine displays a clear, super fresh and subtle/delicate bouquet with great purity, vibrancy and noblesse. Pristine and crisp on the palate, with a refined and salty finish, this is a very filigreed and complex cuvee that reflects the terroir of Vrigny, which is virtually the sea. This is mineral and firmly structured, but at the same time, it's also fine. It is terribly long and pure, with an iodine-inflected and intense yet fresh finish. This is a great, very persistent, rye and iodine-flavored wine—endless and long like a wine from the Jura. Persistently salty. Encore and encore. The is the most subtle complexity you can get in Champagne. Guys, I love it! Disgorged in June 2016. Tasted April 2018. Stephen Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate

OUR NOTES

Champagne Roger Coulon has produced Champagnes in Vrigny, in the Montagne de Reims since 1806. For eight generations, the Coulons have remained artisan growers and winemakers. Eric and Isabelle Coulon head Champagne Roger Coulon - a domain made up of 10 hectares of vineyards spread across five villages and 100 parcels of classified Premier Cru land. Their vines are 40 years old on average, and their parcel, Les Linguets, has the unusual distinction of being planted with non-grafted vines. Eric and Isabelle practice sustainable viticulture. Each grape variety and each parcel are vinified separately in stainless steel vats or oak barrels, depending on the nature of the year’s harvest. Their champagnes are accomplished expressions of their terroir.

TECHNICAL SHEET

Grapes: 33% Pinot Noir, 33% Meunier, 33% Chardonnay
Soil: Meunier on sand, Chardonnay on chalk, Pinot Noir on clay
Ageing: Minimum 6 years
Dosage: Zero Dosage  
Total Production: 2,300 bottles