Yann Alexandre

Champagne | Montagne de Reims | Courmas

Yann Alexandre and his wife, Séverine, share a passion for horticulture that directly informs their viticulture. “We grow the vineyard like a garden,” Yann explains. This is a high bar for two farmers working 6.3 hectares spread over 28 plots in nine villages. But is also essential to their philosophy: “I always try to put forward the characteristics of each plot of land and to reach perfect grape maturity and health.” Yann declares his aim is “as natural a Champagne as possible,” made from vital grapes, with minimal added sulfites, up to seven years lees aging, hand riddling and disgorgement, and “no detail left to chance.”

Yann Alexandre Grande Réserve 1er Cru

This cuvée is assembled from 4 select parcels in the 1er Cru villages of Coulommes-la-Montagne, Villedommange and Vrigny. The terroir imprint here is more calcareous than the Brut Noir which includes terroirs with more sand. Composed of 45% pinot noir, 45% chardonnay and 10% pinot meunier, the wine is fermented in 80% stainless and 20% neutral oak. After 3-m months of elevage the vintage wine is blended with 40% reserve wine and aged en tirage for 7 years.

  • N.V.
  • Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
  • France
  • Champagne
  • Montagne de Reims
  • Certified Sustainable by OCACIA
  • From 4 parcels in Coulommes-la-Montagne, Villedommange and Vrigny: Saint-Lié, Les Marmanjons, Maupas and Les Dalligants
  • Calcareous, silt and calcareaous-clay with white stones
  • 4 months in stainless and oak
  • Stainless and barrel
  • 60% 2014, 40% Reserve wine
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 750 ml

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