January 17, 2017 Martine's Wines 0Comment

Stéphane Coquillette is a fourth-generation winemaker in Champagne. His late father, Christian, ran Saint-Chamant from 1950 until 2020, and he encouraged his son out to start his estate when Stéphane was 25. Mentored by his father, Stéphane was instilled with the desire to be a winegrower- dedicated to working the land and producing authentic, expressive, terroir-driven wines under his namesake Estate. He developed a different style of expression at his own house, creating fresher, drier Champagnes, primarily from Chouilly (Grand Cru), Cuis (99% 1er Cru) for Chardonnay, and d’Aÿ (Grand Cru) and Mareuil/Aÿ (99% 1er Cru) for Pinot Noir. Meticulously committed to organic practices, Stéphane avoids herbicides at all costs. Farming is done by hand, including trellising and pruning, which helps prevent disease and allows for a healthy crop. With more than ten different parcels, he produces several single-vintage and single-vineyard Champagnes — a rarity in this region — and all his wines are small-production. Stéphane Coquillette Champagnes are characteristically precise, fresh and lively.

Martine’s Wines is the exclusive U.S. importer for Stéphane Coquillette.