Fabulous. Rich, ample and creamy in the glass, the Brut Tradition captures all of the natural intensity of Ambonnay in its expansive personality
About the Wine
You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars in order to find a high-quality champagne. We just loved the richness and length of this rare bubbles.
Astonishingly, it is all Grand Cru fruit from the village of Ambonnay, about an equal split of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. There's also a good amount of reserve wine used in this cracking entry level cuvee, adding to the creamy smooth palate.
>There are flavours of icing sugar red fruits, spice and quite bit of attractive biscuity yeastiness. And there's just a luxury feel throughout.
About R.H. Coutier
If you're looking for pedigree in the Champagne region of France, the Coutier family have lived in the village of Ambonnay since 1619. The label has been managed by Rene-Henri Coutier since 1971, whose grandfather decided in 1901 to make their own champagne, rather than selling the grapes to Charles Heidsieck (of Piper-Heidsieck fame).
The Coutiers own 40 plots in Ambonnay, and in 2019 they began converting all of them to organic farming. Two-thirds of the vineyards are planted to Pinot Noir, and one-third to Chardonnay, in a commune dominated by Pinot. R.H. Coutier focuses on ripe, fruit-forward champagnes, with around half of the wines undergoing malolactic fermentation, to balance the opulence and raciness. R.H. Coutier is definitely one of the gems of Ambonnay.