Another tiny family run domaine that makes less than 8,000 cases total annual production, so you can guess that this Heritage is incredibly rare indeed. Domaine Roger Coulon is in its eighth generation of family owned and operated winery that specialize in Pinot Meunier based Champagnes with very low dosage. This Heritage however is made from 80% Chardonnay which is aged in barrel for a year, and 20 Pinot Noir aged in tank, the outcome is a wonderfully powerful and assertive Champagne that doesn’t glide or lilt upon the palate, it stomps and leaves a crave inducing stain. I was running through the lineup of Champagnes for an event recently, pop the corks, sniff, taste for correctness and move on but the Coulon Heritage grabbed me by the palate and defied me to just, “Move on” Saturated with aromatic white flower, gardenia, honeysuckle and jasmine along with some sexy green herbal notes, lemon curd and a hint of roasted clementine. Massive on the palate, dry but not too dry, compelling and truly haunting wine.