Yann Vadin now runs the 7ha estate of Vadin-Plateau with vineyards spread over 100 different parcels in the fine Premier Cru of Cumières to the north of Epernay and six other villages such as Ay, Damery, and Hautvillers.
Convinced that the way forward was to produce champagnes from specific villages and terroirs, he is now producing a separate range to the domaine’s traditional wines (which in time will be phased out). We have selected two cuvées from this new range, Renaissance and Terres de Moines, both from vineyards in Cumières.
Ploughing the soils and working organically has helped to produce wines with incredible purity, depth and resonance. Fermentation and initial ageing have been trialled with amphoras, cement eggs, and oak, and Yann prefers an extended period of bottle age.