From the importer-
Yann Vadin is the 9th generation to grow grape on his family’s seven hectares of vineyards centered around the terroirs of five neighboring villages – Ay, Damery, Champillon, Hautvillers, and the family’s hometown Cumières, where the winery is located. Yann always envisioned taking over the family domaine. After training in the lycée viticole in Avize, and work experience in Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Australia, he returned to the domaine in 2012.
Immediately, he began the conversion to organic viticulture, encouraged by a father who had stopped using herbicides twenty years prior, and who also had the good sense to allow his son free reign in the winemaking process from the first harvest. Yann crafts wines that are both typical of Champagne and highly personal. His first cuvée, aptly named Renaissance, was a 100% Pinot Meunier, the emblematic grape of Cumières. The following year, Yann asked his father, grandfather, and himself to each select their favorite terroir at the domaine. Fortunately, they chose three different parcels, and from these favorite spots they selected three different grape varieties, each planted with a different grape variety.
In addition to the two nonvintage cuvées Renaissance and Intuition, Yann also produces a range of single vintage parcellaire wines which reflect the different terroirs of the domaine. These are always vintage dated and disgorged with no dosage. The cuvées from Cumières and Hautvillers were released first in 2018, followed by a grand cru in Avize from vines owned by Yann’s retired uncle.