Located in Dizy and founded at the end of the 18th century by Memmie Jacquesson, the house was bought by Jean Chiquet in 1974. His two sons, Jean-Hervé et Laurent Chiquet, took over the running of the family property in 1988. At the time, the vineyard covered 15 hectares and they bought in around 30 hectares of grapes. The two brothers have gradually shifted position lines, particularly by changing their business model: they’ve expanded the vineyard to 28 hectares and reduced the amount of grapes they buy in to 8 hectares, concentrating on crus where they already owned vines.
The 28-hectare vineyard and the grapes they buy come from grands and premiers crus only. The owners even sold some of their vines, whose quality they deemed not good enough.
This champagne was the favorite of Napoleon 1st who’s awarded it the gold medal in 1810 for the beauty and richness of its cellars. The Jacquesson house adopted what the champagne house described as a "revolutionary concept of Brut Champagne without years" by offering its Cuvée No. 728.
This is according to the house "the first champagne without year favoring excellence rather than regularity." Thus, instead of reducing variations in terms of quality found in each vintage, the champagne house Jacquesson offers the new Champagne Brut in engaging the challenge of finding the best blend possible each year! Moreover, if the vintage series of "Signature" dominates champagnes, the other cuvées are characterized by regularity with Champagne Brut, Champagne rosé, vintage Champagne Rose, and Champagne Blanc de Blancs vintage.