BIENVENUE SUR LE SITE DU CHAMPAGNE STEPHANE COQUILLETTE
Une expérience et un savoir-faire reconnu depuis 4 générations
My Grand-Mother was the first winemaker to champagnize in the village, and my father is still active.Our children are the fifth generation : Diane and Louis.
Owner of some vineyards from the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims, the majority of my wine comes from vineyards in Chouilly (“Grand Cru”) and Cuis (99% “Premier Cru”) for the Chardonnay, and, Aÿ (“Grand Cru”) and Mareuil /Aÿ (99% “Premier Cru”) for the Pinot-Noir.
The vines grow on 30 centimeters of topsoil and rest directly on bedrock, chalk that acts as a giant sponge, absorbing water during rains and returning in drought periods.
A part of the vineyard is plowed, and the other is covered with bark to curb erosion.
There are four presses, including a traditional one, which crush the grapes.
Grape juice is stored in stainless steel tanks.
“Le Chemin d’Avize”, “Les Clés”, “Les Carelles”, “La Mutry”, “Les Sorsous”, “La Pouplot” and others more, so more than 10 different plots are used for the Champagne making in Coquillette House.
Our terroir particularity is to give expression to the fruit aromas and fineness to our several Champagnes.
REASON HIS WORK
Depending on the vineyards and the slope, we plough and bring organic matter like bark or let a light vegetation cover.
It is to slow soil erosion and reduce to the maximum to use weed killers. We only use certified organic fertilizers for our vineyards.
It is the same for treatments, we reduce to the maximum the quantity recommended with a particular follow up of weather conditions.
Joining the VIF (“Vignerons Indépendants de France”) is to be part of a family, a family from Champagne principally, but also a national family.wine growers who shared the same values.The respect for the terroir, of wine-making, and customer contact.