Located in the Marne Valley, Champagne Régis Poissinet has been a family-run domaine since 1974. Its vineyards, totaling 7-hectacres, are comprised of 35 parcels around the villages of Cuchery, Baslieux, Leuvrigny, Troissy and Mareuil le Port. The vines are on average 33 years of age and are planted on limestone clay and alluvial limestone soils. The principal varietal is Pinot Meunier, complemented by Chardonnay and a little Pinot Noir. Today, the domaine is headed by Régis Poissinet. In 2011 Régis set in motion a complete cultural renewal of the estate, which is currently undergoing conversion to biodynamic viticulture across all its vineyard plots. Preserving biodiversity is paramount, and the vines are cultivated with absolute respect for the natural environment. Horses are used to work the vineyards and are invaluable in aerating the earth on steep inclines that are otherwise inaccessible. In the cellar, the winemaking style is low intervention, allowing the wines to evolve in the most natural way possible. The resulting champagnes express themselves directly - unadorned and authentic, but solidly rooted in their terroir, and always with the greatest elegance. Precise, with astonishing energy and fruit, Irizée is the first cuvee of the renewed domaine. Others will follow.