Here is a superb Champagne property, located in Vrignyzz. Find all the best references of this prestigious estate on Comptoir des Millésimes. This is one of our partner estates, which means that their wines are sent directly to our cellar after being bottled at their estate. The winemakers reserve an allocation of their cases of wine for us each year. So don't hesitate to create an email alert (in the my alerts section) for Domaine Les Aurelles to be the first to know about the latest arrivals.
What is this domain?
Eric Coulon has become a living legend in the Montagne de Reims region and is a character who deserves to be known. From his estate in the charming village of Vrigny, he makes some of the most authentic and complex champagnes available.
The House of Coulon today
The House of Roger Coulon can boast a history as long as that of the Champagne region. Indeed, Eric and his wife Isabelle Coulon represent the eighth generation of the family to be involved in the production of quality champagne.
The history and style of the Coulon Champagne House
Since 1806, this dynamic family has been growing grapes in the La Montage de Reims region, with prime vineyards spread across the three Premier Cru villages of Vrigny, Coulommes and Pargny, close to the historic city of Reims. Coulon's vineyards and beautiful cellar are immaculately maintained, and his continued success is the result of his monumental work in the vineyards and cellars. The "terroir is everything" approach is at the heart of this enterprise, as evidenced by the fact that Coulon limits artificial inputs into the vineyard as much as possible. He practices what he calls 'integrated farming', limiting the use of herbicides and pesticides and favouring techniques such as 'sexual confusion', which keeps pests away from his precious vines. He also uses only the best indigenous yeasts to ferment all his wines. The result is healthier, more balanced vines and a rich, exceptional champagne.
Unusually for a Champagne winemaker, Coulon is very proud of his old Pinot Meunier vines, which traditionally divide the region. Some winemakers consider this variety a poor relation to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. But Coulon has been proven right with its superb selection of artisanal champagnes, which show great richness, depth and complexity based on terroir.
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