Champagne Jacquesson

Champagne Jacquesson was founded in 1789 by Memmie Jacquesson and he did so well that Napoléon gave him a medal. Jacquesson is one of Champagne’s most respected houses, not only predating Krug, but giving birth to it, when in 1843 Johann-Joseph Krug left Jacquesson to form his own house..

Based in the suggestively named town of Dizy, across the river from Epernay. But despite more than 200 years of history, Jacquesson has become a revolutionary among Champagne’s established houses, under the leadership of brothers Laurent and Jean-Hervé Chiquet, who took over from their father in the 1980’s. Since then, the house has adopted an herbicide-free, terroir-based philosophy. It also retired, after 150 years, its non-vintage blend Perfection Brut label would be retired and replaced with a numbered, vintage-based cuvée and replaced it with a groundbreaking single-vintage-based cuvée, which changes yearly (the first being ‘728’). The assemblage of each numbered cuvée changes from year to year, though it always a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier primarily from the base year. But the winemaking remains the same: vinification in large old oak barrels, on the lees, with weekly bâtonnage, minimal dosage and no filtration. In each cuvée, there is also a certain percentage of reserve wine. So rather than making a consistent wine every year, they set out to make the best possible blend each vintage. In other words, Jacquesson chose expression over consistency. The Chiquet brothers are long-term advocates of the modish philosophy of zero dosage or minimal addition of sugar at the disgorging stage: this is put to the test in extremis with the equally modish move to release late disgorged cuvées: the juxtaposition of minimal sugar and extended lees ageing has produced these, some of the purest and most graceful of all Champagnes, extra dry, showing at their very best in magnum of course! As Champagne lovers have the chance to experience more and more of Jacquesson’s new releases, the genius of this house’s ideas are coming more fully into focus. These are very serious Champagnes with an emphasis on minerality and complexity of fruit. The wines have significant gravitas, are good food companions and age beautifully.

Champagne Jacquesson

FAVORITE NAPOLEON CHAMPAGNE

Champagne Jacquesson

FAVORITE NAPOLEON CHAMPAGNE

Champagne Jacquesson

FAVORITE NAPOLEON CHAMPAGNE

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Champagne Jacquesson

FAVORITE NAPOLEON CHAMPAGNE

Wines


Jacquesson Cuvée 741


75cl

RP

6' 400 RSD


Jacquesson Cuvée 741


MAGNUM 150cl

RP

13' 500 RSD


Jacquesson Cuvée 737 DT


75cl

RP

10' 000 RSD