David Coutelas

Address

13 rue des Vignes
51700 Villers sous Châtillon

Contact

+33 6 07 57 69 23


Description

Issued from a line of winemakers dating back to the 18th century, David Coutelas, who carried out his vinification in 1995, now produces 30,000 bottles on his 7-hectare estate in Villers-sous-Châtillon. His wines are aged in oak casks, in the respect of a family tradition transmitted from father to son. In the coldest evenings of winter, David opens the doors of his winery allowing the cold to enter in order to stabilize his wines. This ancestral winemaking avoids mechanical filtration.
Publicité

Champagnes

16 / 20
Cuvée César

Type brut
Millesime 2014
Gault&Millau's review
Once again, we note a slightly dissociated approach (in appearance) with a touch of sweetness on the attack. Then the festival begins with notes of liquorice, blond tobacco, cigar, honey and spices on a resinous and salivating base. The length is incredible and the desire to return to it is rresistible. What power without heaviness!

15 / 20
Cuvée 1813 Millésime

Type Brut
Millesime 2005
Gault&Millau's review
Perfectly vinous with lovely notes of curry, baked apple, honey and cocoa over a background of exotic fruits. And once again, this tenderness is slightly present, giving way to liquorice and its bitters with a touch of invigorating citrus. A balance typical of the house, with assumed extremes that melt together on the finish.

15 / 20
Cuvée 1813 Vintage

Type Brut
Millesime 2004
Gault&Millau's review
Le millésime 2004 a dans cette cuvée donné une robe paille et un nez de miel et de chêne bien intégré, agrémenté de notes de champignon et de noix. La bouche, fraîche, saline, minérale et citronnée, offre une finale longue et sapide, savoureuse et automnale, dans un registre riche mais élégant.

14.5 / 20
Cuvée César

Type Brut
Millesime 2010
Gault&Millau's review
L’harmonie de l’assemblage apporte une belle dimension à ce 2010. La robe, or paille brillant, enrôle une effervescence soutenue. La fragrance s’étire sur des senteurs de fruits blancs macérés, de fruits exotiques et de notes d’hydrocarbures. La minéralité est au rendez-vous. La bouche s'exprime dans la continuité, avec en prime une mâche ample, chantilly, rehaussant les notes de pomelo et de citron jaune. Un crayeux s'invite avec discrétion. À accorder à un dos de cabillaud, crème d'oseille, écrasé de pomme de terre.

14.5 / 20
Cuvée César

Type Extra brut
Millesime 2013
Gault&Millau's review
Le style est vineux sans excès, expressif sur des notes de pommes cuites et de cacao frais. L’équilibre est très maitrisé entre la fraîcheur et la gourmandise. On aime cette fine amertume qui vient compléter ce tableau. Les agrumes apportent un coup de fouet à l’ensemble et rendent cette cuvée très agréable. Sur un risotto aux morilles.

14.5 / 20
Cuvée César

Type Brut nature
Millesime 2008
Gault&Millau's review
Ce 2008, non dosé, a été vinifié en fût de chêne. Majoritaire en chardonnay, il offre une parfaite harmonie. Le nez est généreux, mais son côté torréfié-grillé masque légèrement un fruité soutenu. La bouche, homogène, sans prétention, offre des saveurs gourmandes de tarte tatin. Un crémeux de grande fraîcheur ponctue une finale bien nourrie. À tester sur une tourte de gibier, chutney de courge.

16 / 20
Cuvée César Brut Nature

Millesime 2012
Gault&Millau's review
This cuvée has has not aged at all since the last tasting and stays still in the iodine register. Like a sea breeze on the palate enhanced by citrus fruit, orange and honeysuckle. A beautiful, long and invigorating wine elongating on noble bitterness, for gastronomic pairings such as sweetbreads.

16 / 20
Cuvée César Brut Nature

Millesime 2006
Gault&Millau's review
Une magnifique robe or profond et une bulle fine invitent à la dégustation. Le nez témoigne déjà d’arômes évolués et pourtant, toujours jeunes pour ce millésime 2006 : on en retiendra l’abricot sec, l’ananas rôti ainsi qu’une touche iodée. La bouche a su rester fringante et fait montre d’une belle énergie. À déguster avec un foie gras accompagné d’un chutney de mangue.

15 / 20
Prestige

Type Brut
Millesime BSA
Gault&Millau's review
Vinosity, density and energy is how to describe this cuvée (and also the know-how of this house). With slightly more pronounced fruitiness, yet retaining the house spirit of a long finish that makes you want to come back for more. It is diabolically good.

14.5 / 20
Prestige Blanc de Blancs

Type Brut
Millesime BSA
Gault&Millau's review
Vinosity and energy again, but this is perhaps the most floral and delicate of the series, with the same chewiness and tactility. The tender attack stretches out to a fine bitterness, then freshness and saltiness. It is quite simply pleasant and addictive.

14.5 / 20
Prestige Rosé

Type Brut
Millesime BSA
Gault&Millau's review
The colour is magnificent, a bit grenadine with a hint of orange, announcing a wine of character which destabilizes. Seeming very tender at the attack, bitterness (zest) then appears and finally saltiness and freshness. One could think that everything is dissociated, but there is harmony on remarkable length carried by spices and a diabolically delicious fruitiness. So take another sip to understand this strange magic, then another…

14.5 / 20
Tradition

Type Brut
Millesime BSA
Gault&Millau's review
We could repeat the same comment as last year: a skilful marriage between fine vinosity and delightful citrus fruits. It is indeed acidic, invigorating, but rounded and patinated at the same time. The style is complex, surprising, combining richness and dense chewiness with a beautiful dynamism that takes the taste buds by storm.

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