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ROGER COULON Champagne Extra-Brut 1er Cru 'Heri-Hodie' NV
ROGER COULON Champagne Extra-Brut 1er Cru 'Heri-Hodie' NV
ROGER COULON Champagne Extra-Brut 1er Cru 'Heri-Hodie' NV
ROGER COULON Champagne Extra-Brut 1er Cru 'Heri-Hodie' NV

ROGER COULON Champagne Extra-Brut 1er Cru 'Heri-Hodie' NV

$380
"A pure Meunier produced on the basis of a perpetual reserve started in 1995"

Only 157 left in stock
  • 1 Bottle (75 CL)
  • A case of 6 Bottles (6 x 75 CL)*
*Case price discount: Buy a Case (6 x 75 CL) to get the best price for each bottle.

SKU:

4170677

"A pure Meunier produced on the basis of a perpetual reserve started in 1995"

  • Wine Region: Champagne - France
  • Terroirs: Montagne de Reims, Vrigny
  • Grape: Pinot Meunier (100%)
  • Classification: Premier Cru
  • Color: White Champagne
  • Type of Champagne: Blanc de Noirs
  • Dosage: Extra brut (between 0 and 6 gr/l)
  • Farming: Certified Organic

Tasting notes: The majority of Meunier gives the perfect combination between fruity notes, strength, and lightness. It has a very delicate but creamy mousse with fine bubbles. Very expressive on the nose and nicely balanced with toasted notes, apricot and pear, this is a real crowd-pleaser.

92 / 100 Vinous

'The NV Brut Heri Hodie 1er Cru is soft, open-knit and quite expressive, much of that coming from the 50% solera- style blend that informs this cuvée. Orange peel, lemon confit, hazelnut, exotic floral notes and a touch of wood add pretty touches of complexity throughout. The Heri Hodie is one of the creamier, generous wines in the range today. Dosage is 3 grams per liter. Disgorged: November, 2018.' Antonio Galloni 

Eric Coulon is the eighth generation of a family of vignerons that has cultivated vineyards in the premier cru village of Vrigny, Montagne de Reims, since 1806. To pay tribute, the domaine kept the name of Eric's father, Roger Coulon, who died when Eric was 14 years old. Today, Eric and his wife, Isabelle, farm more than 100 parcels of vineyards, which add up to 11 hectares and are spread across six communes, including the Côte des Blancs. "It's a mosaic of plots and parcels, but they virtually all face east, which is important for me because it's the best exposition and the exposition of most of the grand crus," Eric says. He cultivates mainly Pinot Meunier (40%) as well as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in equal parts and keeps the yields very low.

There are two main things that are important to understand the light, discreet, delicate and harmonious style of Roger Coulon.

First, there is no chaptalization, as Eric prefers lower alcohol wines and tends to find Champagnes imbalanced when they exceed 12% alcohol.

Second, he prefers a moderate and elegant spume and pressure. That's why he adds less sugar to start the second fermentation and keeps the pressure at five rather than six atmospheres. "It's the style my grandfather used to cultivate rather than my father," Eric says. In fact, it was his grandfather who trained him to handcraft Champagne like it was done 100 years ago. "Just the dosage is much lower today than it used to be in the old days..." After the press, the must is fermented with indigenous yeasts, and the best wines are aged in tonneaux for up to 24 months before the bottling. There is no stirring of the lees and no fining. After the disgorgement, the cuvées are kept for another six months in the domaine before they are shipped into the different markets.

Size 1 Bottle (75 CL), A case of 6 Bottles (6 x 75 CL)*

Region

Champagne

Producer

Roger Coulon

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