Since its creation in 1806, the Roger Coulon Champagne House has advocated a profound respect for the environment. Produced without chemical inputs and according to the precepts of organic farming, the vintages of this house express the finesse and identity of the great terroirs of the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs.
Roger Coulon's Synode Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut 2016 is a single-varietal cuvée made from the "La Fosse Saint Marcoult" plot in Vrigny, a Premier Cru village on the Montagne de Reims, an emblematic Champagne terroir.
This east-facing vineyard was planted in 1988 on a hillside and is managed using organic, natural and agroforestry viticulture on sandy soil. The name "Synode" comes from Ancient Greek and gives a nod to the ages where this estate has produced great vintages.
A mild winter preceded a particularly cool and rainy spring from April to June. The sunny summer gave way to a scorching September. The harvest started deliberately late in order to ensure optimal ripeness.
Winemaking and ageing
Natural vinification with storage in small barrels after pressing. Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts from the locality, followed by natural malolactic fermentation. Aged for 11 months in small barrels. Natural clarification before bottling without fining or filtration. Aged for a minimum of 41 months. This Extra Brut Champagne is dosed at 1.5g/L.
Pinot Meunier (100%).
This vintage is expressive, unveiling throughout the tasting all its richness as well as a supple and silky touch.