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Maison Mumm announces new Cellar Master

Maison Mumm has announced the arrival of its new Cellar Master, Yann Munier, effective April 8, 2024.

A native of Champagne, Munier was born in Vitry-le-François where he grew up in an environment where terroir and Champagne have an omnipresent role in daily life.

The third generation of a family of winemakers and growers, he continues to take part in running the family’s domain, which in addition to creating its own cuvées, supplies grapes to a number of Champagne houses, including Maison Mumm.

With his training in agronomy, agricultural engineering and oenology, Munier has mastered every stage in the creation of Champagne in the course of a career working primarily at the heart of the Covama cooperative.

After a five-year interlude at Nicolas Feuillatte, he returned to Covama in 2017 as its Cellar Master.

Yann Munier is known for being in equal parts a man of the land, of wine and of community: he has a visceral attachment to the terroir of Champagne, is especially attentive to the quality of its wines, and is sincerely attuned to human values.

“We are especially pleased to welcome Yann Munier to Mumm,” says François-Xavier Morizot, Champagne Vice President.

“We took the necessary time to find the person who could best ensure the continuity of an established savoir-faire and style, who could closely accompany our teams in Champagne and promote the House’s standing both in France and abroad.”

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