Coulon "Heri-Hodie" 1er Cru, Brut
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Coulon "Heri-Hodie" 1er Cru, Brut - NV

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

Produced from 1er Cru holdings in Vrigny, Pargny, and Coulomme, “Heri-Hodie” (Latin for “Yesterday-Today”—a reference to their family’s history as vignerons and to the solera which forms a significant portion of this cuvée) is composed primarily of Pinot Meunier (60%), with smaller amounts of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (20% each). From a solera (which is filled halfway with a new vintage each year, and which he began in the early 1990s)—spent three years on its lees before disgorgement and received a very small three-grams-per-liter dosage. Pinot Meunier’s exuberant, zesty personality comes through loud and clear in this forward yet nicely taut wine, one whose earth-tinged flavors wear the imprint of their terroir proudly.


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Eric and Isabelle Coulon produce Champagne from their holdings in Vrigny and its surrounding villages in the Montagne de Reims. Part of the elite Trait d'Union amongst Champagne heavyweights such as Selosse, Prevost, and Jacquesson, Eric and his son Edgar set themselves apart from the Grande Marques within the Reims through their practice of organic viticulture, low sulfur, spontaneous fermentation, and shying away from fining and filtration. The Heri-Hodie 1er Cru is almost entirely Pinot Meunier, primarily fermented in stainless steels tanks with a tiny portion of Chardonnay fermenting in barrel. Striking, with a harmony of density and unwavering focus, this is a savory style with flavors of brioche, toast, and hazelnut, with its youth supported by brimming acidity.

- JOS

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