At just 27 years of age, Edgar Coulon is quickly converting into the guiding force of his family’s 215-year-old winery in Vrigny, in the heart of the Montagne de Reims in Champagne. Working side by side with his energetic and talented father Eric.
Production at Champagne Roger Coulon is approximately 90,000 bottles per year. The vineyards are planted 40% to Pinot Meunier, 30% to Pinot Noir and 30% to Chardonnay. The average age of the vines is 38 years, a rarity in Champagne where old vines, and the limited production that is the result thereof, are often considered a curse rather than a blessing. Further, the vineyards are planted by the selection masalle process rather than with modern clones. No herbicides are used and harvest is done manually.
Edgar and his sister Louise are the ninth generation of Coulon's, working to drive the estate’s production toward a more terroir-driven expressivity by applying 100% barrel fermentation, bottling individual parcels separately; and conducting pilots with cement eggs and low-sulfur Coteaux Champenois. Farming is certified organic since 2019.