Binon Coquard comes to Love Wine
In this family, the cultivation of vines has been handed down from generation to generation since 1669. The Binon and Coquard family have always produced their own champagne. The alliance of these two names took place in the middle of the 1970s on the occasion of the marriage of their parents: Martine and Jean-Pierre who regrouped their vineyards into a single farm. Located in the Côte des Bar , south of the Champagne appellation, they are proud to exploit this terroir, so special and so dear to their ancestors.
It was at the arrival of Maxime on the farm in 2000, that Champagne Binon Coquard was born. In 2012, it is the turn of his sister Cyrielle, to join the house to continue the development of the estate.
'This tandem gives our brand the dynamism and passion of youth by giving it a unique style and character '
'We were concentrating on technology, conviviality, audacity and taste for novelty, while remaining attached to ancestral values. We do all the work ourselves; From vines to marketing, to vinification'
'It is a privilege for us to be able to exercise this profession (winemakers) which we value so much'
Their 6,5 ha vineyard extends over several communes to the south of Troyes: Spoy, Meurville and Champignol lez Mondeville . The soils are clay-limestone on kimmeridgian, which gives all its characteristic to the Pinot Noir , majority vineyard on the estate (70%). We also cultivate Pinot Meunier (20%) and Chardonnay (10%), the two other varieties of Champagne.
Plots are planted on hillsides to pick up heat from the sun. The vines are set low to enjoy the night of the heat accumulated by the stones during the day. They use different size systems: Chablis, Cordon de royat, and Guyot simple which allow us to control the yield and guarantee the quality of the harvest.
The average age of Binon Coquard's vines are about 25 years, but there are also old vines too, over 35 years, which allow Cyrielle & Maxime to develop a special vintage: the vintage Vieilles Vignes Millésimé .
The vineyard is cultivated according to the principles of a sustainable and viticulture, passing in particular by the grinding of all plots . They take care of the vineyards as if it is a garden: constantly plowing under the row to air the soil and limit the use of plant protection products to the maximum . Thus, to certify their practices, they have been certified Terra Vitis since 2012.
Expect to see these beauties being celebrated throughout the weekend:
- Will Berresford