Champagne Vadin Plateau
Owners: Family Vadin-Plateau
Winemaker: Yann Vadin
Vines: 7 Hectares.
Age of Vines: Average age 35 years, Range 10 - 75 years
Ageing on the lees: 3 years NV, 4-.6 years Vintages
Annual Production: 12,000 6 pack cases
Eight other generations followed this first one, each generation bringing with it symbolic changes to the company: Rémy Plateau, sixth generation, was the creator of the first brand, "Champagne Rémy Plateau"; his daughter, Yvette Plateau married Guy Vadin, who, in 1958, renamed the brand "Champagne Vadin-Plateau" and gained its current status of Grower-Producer by installing a press.
Today, 300 years later, the brand continues under the aegis of Yann, who has been brilliantly practicing his wine making techniques by combining tradition with modernity, and thereby ensuring the sustainability of an expertise that is as authentic as it is innovative.
The vineyards of Champagne Vadin-Plateau were expanded over the generations, and have now reached seven hectares over seven villages, all chosen by the family of the wine makers for their particular characteristics: Aÿ, Pourcy, Hautvillers, Cumières, Damery, Venteuil, Château-Thierry.
Champagne Vadin-Plateau is a family run enterprise in the heart of the of the Marne Valley , in the village of Cumières, near Épernay, capital of Champagne. Since 1785, a passion for wine and its cultivation has been transmitted from generation to generation and continues today to Yann, the ninth generation.
In 1765, Joseph Plateau was born in the village of Cumières, and became the first generation to acquire vineyards. Despite the hard work due to fragmented plots, Joseph threw himself into the wine business and founded "Maison Plateau". Thus the history of the Maison Vadin-Plateau vineyards began.
Exclusively on southern and southeastern slopes, the vineyard is composed of 44% Pinot Meunier, 39% Pinot Noir and 17% Chardonnay. Each tract was acquired based on its ability to host the varietal that the winemakers wanted to use. Thus, Champagne Vadin-Plateau is endowed with a range of flavors from terroir some of which are classified as Premier and Grand Cru.
Through thorough involvement and creativity, each wine maker in the family has respected the style of Maison Vadin-Plateau and, in his own way, brought out the character of the terroir used in each new harvest.