One of the top Champagne Houses, Champagne Jacquesson creates Champagnes of wonderful elegance and remarkable complexity from only Grand and Premier Cru sites. Brothers Jean-Hervé and Laurent Chiquet place a huge emphasis on the quality of the vineyards, even dropping the production by 40% over the last five years, to concentrate on quality over quantity.
Based in Dizy, the house of Jacquesson was founded in 1798 by Memmie Jacquesson, who produced the house’s first sparkling wine that year. Memmie’s son Adolphe continued his work and in 1844 invented and patented the muselet, which is the cork wire basket that is still in use today. After Adolphe’s death, the house saw 50 years of decline until it was resurrected in 1925 by the Tassigny family. Finally, in 1974 Champagne Jacquesson was purchased by the Chiquet family (today under the watchful eye of brothers Jean-Herve and Laurent) and there started the quest to turn this Champagne house into one of the highest quality producers in the region. Today their special numbered Cuvées are recognised as one of the most refined styles of any great house.
60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir
The base wine is from the outstanding 2015 vintage, with a further 20% of older Réserve wines added. The 2015 harvest was very homogenous and produced perfectly ripe and healthy grapes with great purity and fine acidity. A “Brut Nature” champagne (with no sugar addition). The blend includes (old) oak aged components and was disgorged in 2019 after 4 years lees aging.
A wonderful partner with seafood & shellfish.
In the Press
“This offers an elegant and toasty bouquet with pear, dried flowers and white fruit aromas. On the palate, this is a pure and clean Champagne with some delicacy and floral aspects. This cuvée is even more elegant with a bit of air. Grapes are sourced from Aÿ and Dizy (60% of the crop) and Avize and Oiry (the remaining 40%). No dosage. The base wine is from the 2015 vintage.” – Decanter Magazine October 2020.