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Pol Couronne, the millennial’s champagne

Sep 13, 2021 • 3 mins

It all began in 1862 with the birth of Pol Auguste Couronne in the village of Hautvillers, a village that is also well known for being the birthplace of a certain Dom Pérignon. In 1887 Pol Auguste Couronne founded the Champagne House that bears his name and the adventure began. In 1921, the Champagne House was awarded the prestigious Knight’s Cross by the Order of Agricultural Merit which was a tremendous honour. Since its very beginning, it has continuously aimed higher and higher.

The fifth generation of winemakers, represented by Jean-Baptiste Prévost, has recently taken over at the helm. The Pol Couronne champagnes have been given a new lease of life and now travel the globe.

This Champagne House keeps its finger on the contemporary pulse whilst remaining true to its values and traditions. Let’s take a closer look at the champagne of millennials and a Champagne House that embodies all the romance of the city of Reims!

In the very heart of the bustling city of Reims 

Not far from Notre Dame Cathedral in Reims, our eye is drawn to a shopfront emblazoned with a crown perched above a black ‘C’. It is the showroom for Champagne Pol Couronne and is, you may be interested to know, the only place in Reims that offers lessons on how to open champagne bottles using a sabre. In addition to learning about a rather original and unusual procedure, you will also be able to admire the incredible views of the cathedral from the premises during the workshop!

Although it is situated amid the hustle and bustle of the centre of Reims, the boutique offers a charming and cosy atmosphere for those in search of new experiences in the busy city centre. There are also several tasting workshops to choose from, complete with views of the cathedral of course! The showroom captures the very heart and soul of Reims and the Reims way of life.

A champagne that perfectly embodies the spirit of Reims…

L’Envol Bleu is more than just a champagne. It is a tribute, a way of honouring and encapsulating the beauty of Reims. It is both a champagne and a work of art and we defy you to find a better way of experiencing the spirit of this famous city! And who better to design this tribute than the talented and iconic local artist who goes by the name of Iemza?

The Champagne House, with its love for scale and architecture, entrusted lemza with the task of depicting the Notre Dame de Reims in a new light, in keeping with Pol Couronne’s own renaissance. The artist’s work perfectly embodies the spirit of the Champagne House, decidedly contemporary yet deeply proud of its origins.

… and flies the flag for the Champagne region around the world 

Champagne Pol Couronne’s loyal fans know no borders and the Champagne House has built up a reputation for quality not just in France but all over the world.

The Japanese have a soft spot for L’Envol Bleu. Its toasted aromas of peach and lemon combined with its low dosage of just 3g per litre result in a beautifully light and fresh wine. The bottle is priced at 39€ and there are also two gift sets to choose from: the standard gift set at 59€ and the premium gift set priced at 65€.

Calling all art lovers! You can now get your hands on a numbered reproduction of the cathedral signed by Iemza himself! The reproduction will be yours for the price of 80€ if purchased as part of the standard gift set or 90€ for the premium gift set. A small price to pay to have this majestic cathedral displayed proudly in your living room!

So what shall we taste? 

Extra-Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs
This Blanc de Blancs 100% Chardonnay Grand Cru is lively, fresh and direct. Its zesty notes of citrus fruit and granny smith apples give away to aromas of brioche creating the perfect balance between scrumptiousness and freshness
Blend : 100% Chardonnay
Dosage : Extra-Brut (5 g/L)
Ageing : minimum 42 months
75-25
This delicate, fruity and well-structured champagne is subtly enhanced by the freshness of the Chardonnay varietal. The result is a powerful, round and fat wine dominated by notes of peach and red fruit with delicate citrus overtones. 
Blend : 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay
Dosage : Brut (8 g/L)
Ageing : minimum 42 months 
Millésime 2012
An expertly balanced blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in which the malolactic fermentation was halted in order to retain freshness. The 2012 vintage is fresh ans mineral with roasted notes and aromas of dried fruit and nuts. 
Blend : 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay
Dosage : Brut (8 g/L)
Ageing : minimum 42 months

Pol Couronne is driven by a desire for new beginnings, the desire to carve out a new path for itself. Champagne is a fast-changing and dynamic wine region and this House has placed itself at the very forefront of this evolution. It has chosen to reinvent not only itself but also the world of champagne as a whole.

And whilst we’re on the subject of renewal, the Champagne House has several new projects in the pipeline and we have every intention of attending them. What would you say to a dinner prepared by four hands rather than two? The hands of Pierre Chomet and Arnaud Lallement? We’ll be sure to keep you posted…