Champagnes Roger Coulon has been established in Vigny in the Montagne de Reims region for 8 generations. Their 10 hectares of Premier Cru vines are managed according to the principles of sustainable viticulture, with grassing over between rows, hand ploughing, respect for the soil, yield control and measures to limit soil erosion. The vines which are on average 40 years old are well spread between the varieties, with 40-percent Pinot Meunier, 30-percent Pinot Noir and 30-percent Chardonnay. The current generation, Isabelle and Eric Coulon have a very rigorous approach to wine making. Each grape variety and each parcel are vilified separately to preserve the individual character and personality of each terrier. The wines are made in stainless steel vats or in oak barrels, and the choice is made entirely according to the characteristics of the year's harvest. The champagnes from Roger Coulon are very individual. Natural and indigenous yeasts are allowed to work without the addition of selected yeast for the first fermentation and the use of sulphites is kept to the absolute minimum necessary as the desire is to allow nature to work with minimum intervention. As a result the alcohol volume of Roger Coulon champagnes is a degree below what is usual for champagne.
Situated in La Montagne de Reims region, winemakers Eric and Isabelle Coulon bear with passion the emblem of Champagne and keep the tradition on. Like wizards, between vines and wines, they blend wines and associate flavours. Each plot and each grape variety is pressed separately and then fermented in their own containers for maximum extraction. Only the first press is kept to ensure a deep concentration of flavours. Wines are then matured in stainless steel vats and oak barrels.