Champagne Roger Coulon, grower producer from Vrigny
An excellent artisanal producer with complex wines for the demanding Champagne connaisseur !
Eric Coulon has become something of a living legend in La Montagne de Reims region and is part of the small artisanal producer association Trait’d’Union, to which also belong Selosse, Larmandier-Bernier, Jacquesson and Egly-Oriet. From their base in the charming village of Vrigny, Champagne Roger Coulon crafts some of the most authentic and complex wines available today and is living proof that great Champagne does not begin and end with the Big Brands, as anyone who has tasted a bottle of Roger Coulon can testify!
Since 1806, this dynamic family has been growing grapes in the La Montage de Reims region, and Eric and his wife Isabelle Coulon represent the eight generation of the family to be involved in the production of quality Champagne.
Coulon's vineyards and beautiful wine cellar are pristinely maintained and his continuing success is a result of his monumental hard work, both in the vineyard and winery. For a “terroir is all” approach is very much at the heart of this outfit, he practices what he calls 'reasoned agriculture,' restricting herbicide and pesticide use. Moreover, he only uses the finest, indigenous yeasts to ferment all his wines. The results are healthier, more balanced vines and superlative, rich Champagne.
Coulon shows great pride in his old Pinot Meunier vines and has been vindicated with his superb selection of artisan Champagnes, which show great richness, depth and terroir-based complexity. Annual production of app. 95’000 bottles.