Champagne Vadin-Plateau - ‘Renaissance’ Premier Cru Extra-Brut NV
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An introduction to Yann's wines, but don't get the wrong idea—this isn't a wine of compromise. It's a distinctive 100% Pinot Meunier rush of elegance, a single varietal black de noir from 40-y-o vines in Cumières. Made 80% from 2017 and 20% from 2016, it was cuve-aged on lees for 2 years with no malolactic fermentation and neither fined nor filtered.
'Renaissance' has all the red fruits that you'd expect from the Meunier, with depth and weight. It's fun and different and just so affordable. This was the wine that Yann first made when he took over the family estate and it's a total statement of his intent—something that represents the estate perfectly. Bottled with a perfect dosage of just 3g/l.
Annual Production: 15,450 btls
Blend: 100% Pinot Meunier
Terroir: Limestone soil
Disgorgement Date: April 2018
Drinking Window: 2019-2026
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.