An interview with Yann & Séverine Alexandre
Tell us about your estate and winery.
It's a history of women and men, dating back to the XVIIth century.
What is the style of your wines?
I try to make wines that are easy, easy to drink and to understand, and easy is never….easy.
Past, Present and Future
I look to the past in order to use it for new ideas, new ways of working and create changes (for instance, growing grass in the vineyards, from 1999 onwards, was a big change in comparison with the culture of the past).
The present is fugacious but important. I endlessly want to understand and look for the reasons why and how, in order to be on the forefront of the technical evolution, anticipating the future and bringing on new visions.
I want to be happy of my future, but never content myself of it, for I must do always better of what I have done in the past.
Something about yourself?
I am happy to do what I love, my wines and the vineyards cultivation, the way I love it.
What are you the most proud of?
My will to respect, use and highlight the lessons I have been taught by my parents, grand-parents and my teachers.
Where can we find your wines?
L'Assiette Champenoise, Reims
Guy Savoy - Monnaie de Paris
Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris
Les Crayères, Reims
Auberge du Jeu de Paume, Paris
Dragsholm Slot – Hørve, DK
Restaurant Ima, Rennes
Ristorante Kresios, Telese Terme
Le Foch, Reims
Le Grand Cerf, Reims
Restaurant Le Millénaire, Reims
Ceresio 7, Milan
Restaurant Sellae, Paris
Soils : Sandstone-clay and limestones with white chalky pebbles
Cultivated grape sorts: 55 % Meunier, 29,8 % Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir ; 0,2% Arbanne and Petit Meslier
Hectares : 6.30 hectares with 28 plots on 9 villages
Annual Production: : 30.000 bottles
Champagne Yann Alexandre
A new icon in Champagne