Champagne Vadin-Plateau - 'Chene la Butte' Premier Cru 2014
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Most winemakers really wouldn't bother making so many cuvees with so few bottles for each one. A lazier one would simply blend a few together, make it simpler to market, and not be so singular in their approach to bottling.
Not Yann though, of course. Only 1,500 bottles were made of this 100% Chardonnay from a single parcel of the same name in Cumières, the vinification occurss 80% in concrete eggs and 20% in stainless steel. Rested on lees for 4 years, with no dosage required at bottling.
We know he's a master of Blanc de Noirs, but maybe this is him just saying: "Chardonnay? No problem, I can do that too."
Annual Production: 1,500 btls
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Terroir: Limestone soil
Disgorgement Date: November 2019
Dosage: 0 g/l
Drinking Window: 2019-2030
Yann Vadin’s family have owned their estate since 1785, with vineyards spanning seven hectares across seven Premier and Grand Cru villages in the Vallee de la Marne. The winery specialises in Blanc de Noir wines, although there’s a small portion of Chardonnay. The majority of the wines are 40-years-old, although many are over 70-years-old.
With such excellent fruit to work with, Yann keeps things clean, with low intervention of course in the vineyards, but also in the cellar. Almost all his wines are bottled with no dosage, and Yann has converted the entire winery since 2012 to biodynamic and organic viticulture, attaining certification in 2017. In particular, since 2011 he’s been using concrete eggs for fermentation, which we’ve seen with amazing results for texture on some of our other wineries.
We’ve always loved wines from Cumières, and couldn’t be happier to work with such a promising and young winemaker.