Heri Hodie 1er Cru - Champagne Roger Coulon
Eric and Isabelle Coulon
Tasting of Heri Hodie 1er Cru - Champagne Roger Coulon
Ageing potential: Now to 2032.
Tasted by William Kelley on 31 August 2022: "80% reserve wine from a solera established in 1995. This is a pretty wine, bursting with aromas of crisp fruit, pear, freshly baked bread and a delicate top note of petrol. A full-bodied Champagne, with a nice acidic edge; it is racy. It is a charming, seamless sparkling wine of considerable incipient complexity.
The house and the team
Eric and Isabelle Coulon, assisted by their children Louise and Edgar, farm 11 hectares, divided into 120 parcels, in the northern part of the Montagne de Reims, mainly in and around Vrigny, where the cultivation of Meunier on sandy soils dominates, partly ungrafted and in the case of the Coulons, entirely from massal selections. The viticulture, certified organic since 2019, is progressive, with cover crops to control humidity and thus mitigate disease pressure (Meunier is sensitive to rot), and it follows agroforestry initiatives; and Eric Coulon, somewhat like his brother-in-law Francis Egly, believes in late harvests in search of full physiological maturity.
|Note||Between 86 and 90|
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 75 cl|
|Champagne Houses||Roger Coulon|
|Prix||From 30 to 50 €|