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Champagne Jacquesson Cuvée 744

France | 2016

£51 a bottle

Champagne Brut Cuvée 744 has distinct grapefruit and ripe apple flavours with strong lees character. Packed full of fruit, lots of apple and lemons with hints of gooseberry all combined with hints of both toasty oak and creamy pastries with underlying freshness from the acidity, all very well balanced.

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Producer

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.

 

Grape Variety

35% Pinot Noir, 20% Meunier and 45% Chardonnay

This harvest was very homogenous and produced perfectly ripe and healthy grapes, in reasonable quantities, with a sufficient level of acidity. A great Brut Nature champagne (with no sugar addition) A splendid vintage. One of the oldest houses in champagne, it has become one of the region’s superstar names in the 21st century through its quality focus & numbered NV cuvées.

Food Match

A wonderful partner with pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna), shellfish, mild & soft cheese.

Alcohol Percentage

12.5%

Additional information

Country of Origin

Region

Champagne

Alcohol Percentage

12.5%

Food Pairing

Pork, Salmon, Shellfish

Grape Variety

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Vintage

2016

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