Champagne Friday 84.0 – R. H. Coutier

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Every Friday The no1 Champagne expert in the world will taste new & old Champagne s to give You a tip or two for the weekend. This week Richard Juhlin tasted new champagnes from R.H. Coutier . [read the full champagne story]

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R.H. Coutier


This model firm was founded in 1880. Coutier own 8,5 hectares in the village but sell a high 40 percent to the cooperative and other houses. Malolactic fermentation is used on half of the still wine. The father of the present owner was the man who first planted Chardonnay in Ambonnay, back in 1946. Coutier is now one of the best growers in the area. All their wines are pure and elegant in a “big house style”. The vintage wine is worth a journey to Ambonnay.

‘The Louis Roederer among the growers!’

Richard Juhlin

In the book ‘Champagne Hiking’ [published 2017] Richard went to Iceland and brought a Magnum 2008 R.H Coutier ‘Millésime‘ to Steinahillir.

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