Champagne Vadin-Plateau NV 'Renaissance' Extra Brut, Champagne 1er Cru AOC
Item Number: 9944
Sub Region: Vallee de la Marne
Appellation/AVA: Champagne 1er Cru AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Meunier
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Renaissance is a limited blanc de noirs from Vadin-Plateau’s vineyards in the premier cru village Cumières. The vineyards are farmed organically. The grapes ferment with native yeast in stainless steel and then mature for two years on the lees. Malolactic fermentation occurs. The dosage is three grams per liter. The wine is neither fined nor filtered.
Tasting Notes: This Champagne is complex and dynamic showing aromas and flavors of minerals, yellow fruits and spice. It is fresh yet soft on the palate. It exhibits outstanding and impressive quality.
Featured in the Forbes.com article Non-Vintage Champagnes You Should Know
"Vadin-Plateau, located in Cumieres in the Vallée de la Marne, has been around since 1785, yet few people have heard of them. Their non-vintage "Renaissance" cuvée is 100% Meunier, and offers rich fruit flavors of pear and strawberry with a light yeastiness. The acidity is not as high as with many Champagnes, meaning the finish is round and soft, making this an ideal Champagne for consumers that aren't looking for something exceptionally dry. Nicely balanced, enjoy this over the next two to three years with veal filet or chicken with a mushroom sauce."