Champagne Jacquesson - cuvee n 743 - 1500 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
"Based on the 2015 vintage and disgorged in August 2019 without dosage, the Chiquet brothers' NV Extra-Brut Cuvée No. 743 is showing nicely, offering up inviting aromas of freshly baked bread, crisp yellow orchard fruit, beeswax and dried white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, pillowy and precise, it's elegantly fleshy, with an enveloping core of fruit, a pinpoint mousse and a nicely defined, saline finish." 91 points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
Jacquesson is a true craftsman's house worn by Brothers Laurent and Jean-Herve Chiquet, who took over from their father in the 1980’s. It is often referred as the nowadays Champagne revelation. Jacquesson vineyards are located in the Grand Cru villages of Ay, Avize and Oiry and in the Premier Cru villages of Dizy, Hautvillers and Mareuil-sur-Ay. About 15% of the fruit is sourced from growers in these villages as well as the Grand Cru village of Chouilly and the Premier Cru village Cumières.
The cuvee 700 concept is unique in Champagne and is the opposite of a non-vintage wine! The brothers seeks excellence rather than homogeneity and 'house style', in respect for the character of the vintage. The vineyards are mostly sloping, facing east, south or south-west where the chalk lies at varying depths below the soil.
Vintages: mostly from vintage 2015, light addition of reserve wines from previous vintages
From harvest: Aÿ, Dizy, Hautvillers (60%), Avize and Oiry (40%)
Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier
Vinification: The base wines were fermented and aged in wooden barrels.