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Wine Region: Champagne - France
Grape:40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier
Classification: Premier Cru
Dosage:Extra brut (between 0 and 6 gr/l)
The Brut L'Hommée is a triumph of balance and precision. L'Hommée is an ancient agricultural measurement equivalent to the surface of vines that a man could work in one day, roughly 3,33a (333m2). The cuvée Réserve de l'Hommée has been created exclusively from terroirs which were once measured in this way.
It is a blend of 5% Pinot Meunier, 35% Pinot Noir and 60% Chardonnay from the Premier Cru terroirs of Vrigny and Pargny which has been aged on lees in oak barrels for 7 months.
After undergoing malolactic fermention it is dosed at 6g/L and then enjoys a period of 5 years maturing in the Roger Coulon cellars before being presented.
Tasting notes:A shiny gold colour and a fine and creamy effervescence introduce a tasty tasting. The bouquet is fruity and floral with orchard fruits, dry apricots, linden and spices seduce the nose. On the palate, the aromas are intense and persistent. L'Hommée is élégant, round, charming and mineral. This cuvée pairs perfectly with both, an aperitif or a refined diner (langoustine from Brittany, Saint Jacques, Ravioles with black truffle).
Vinous 94 / 100 : Coulon's NV Extra Brut L'Hommee 1er Cru is gorgeous. Powerful and ample in the glass, with tremendous resonance, the L'Hommee dazzles with its energy and persistence. Orchard fruit, wild flowers and spice overtones take on shades of exoticism with time in the glass. L'Hommee is is a blend of Pinot Noir, Meunier (done in oak) and Chardonnay (done in steel) from Vrigny and Pargny. This latest release is just fabulous. Dosage is 3 grams per liter. Disgorged: December, 2018. Antonio Galloni
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 93 / 100 : Based on the 2012 vintage that was bottled at the end of July 2013, the NV Premier Cru Brut L'Hommée displays fine, fresh, pure, delicate and beautifully aromatic fruit and iodine aromas on the complex nose. On the palate, this is a very intense yet fine, elegant, very complex and persistent cuvée, a great mix of attractive and charming fruit with minerality that gives a strong and persistent structure. This is a striking wine, absolutely fabulous. Dosed with three grams per liter in September 2017. Stephen Reinhardt
About the winery: Champagne Roger Coulon has produced Champagnes in Vrigny, in the Montagne de Reims since 1806. For eight generations, the Coulons have remained artisan growers and winemakers. Eric and Isabelle Coulon head Champagne Roger Coulon - a domain made up of 10 hectares of vineyards spread across five villages and 100 parcels of classified Premier Cru land. Their vines are 40 years old on average, and their parcel, Les Linguets, has the unusual distinction of being planted with non-grafted vines. Eric and Isabelle practice sustainable viticulture. Each grape variety and each parcel are vinified separately in stainless steel vats or oak barrels, depending on the nature of the year’s harvest. Their champagnes are accomplished expressions of their terroir.
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