Jacquesson


Avize Champ Caïn Brut 2005|Vintage|2005

Winemaking

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation Aged 10 Years on Lees

Earth

Earth


Mineral Chalky

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

Dizy

Dizy

What to expect


"The terroir of Avize is so all-consuming that you can literally smell the violent tidal wave of surging salt minerality coming. The bouquet is a salty sea breeze, a steamy whiff of bath salts that heralds an intricately crystalline salt structure. The frothing, energetic interplay between chalk minerality and beautiful acid line is captivating, amplified by subtle barrel texture and long lees age that gently massage the cut of Avize. Magnificent freshness and coiled potential, even at a decade of age, suggest that it calls for another decade yet to fully come into its own. There are few 2005 champagnes of which this can be said. Jacquesson has conjured one of the finest." 
Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2016-2017

 

9,544 bottles and 500 magnums made. Bottled 18th May 2006 and disgorged February 2016.

$340.00

Club Price $323.00 (?)

Winemaking

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation Aged 10 Years on Lees

Earth

Earth


Mineral Chalky

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

What to expect


"The terroir of Avize is so all-consuming that you can literally smell the violent tidal wave of surging salt minerality coming. The bouquet is a salty sea breeze, a steamy whiff of bath salts that heralds an intricately crystalline salt structure. The frothing, energetic interplay between chalk minerality and beautiful acid line is captivating, amplified by subtle barrel texture and long lees age that gently massage the cut of Avize. Magnificent freshness and coiled potential, even at a decade of age, suggest that it calls for another decade yet to fully come into its own. There are few 2005 champagnes of which this can be said. Jacquesson has conjured one of the finest." 
Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2016-2017

 

9,544 bottles and 500 magnums made. Bottled 18th May 2006 and disgorged February 2016.

About the house

About the house


Food suggestion

Jacquesson are one of the most exciting houses in Champagne right now. Run by the Chiquet family since purchasing the property in 1978, brothers Jean-Herve and Laurent are at the helm and are creating a different form of magic in their region of Dizy. Have you ever considered yourself a bit of a 'rebel' or a non-conformist at heart? Are you a perfectionist with ridiculous attention to detail? If so, you will comfortably align with the philosophy and beliefs of the Chiquet brothers. Most - in  fact all - champagne houses create a non-vintage blend. The aim is to have a consistent ‘house-style’ year in, year out, blending across multiple vintages and reserves to make the wine homogenous, even if the year brings in extraordinary fruit. To the brothers Chiquet, they couldn’t quite accept a dumbing down of the wine to suit a style. So instead, they decided to work with the best of that given year and change from giving their ‘NV’ the code ‘Cuvée No. 740 (base year: 2012)’ instead. The result is a wine that changes every year and reflects the best of their combined efforts with the offerings of Mother Nature. Cuvée No. 740 accounts for 90% of their production, which sits at 280,000 bottles. Although not organic, they are very hands-on in the vineyard and more non-interventionist in the winery, which means, lower sulphur, low sugar addition (extra brut) across the range and no filtration which upholds both body and aromatics.  

Food suggestion


This wine is simply stunning, mineral, rich and layered simultaneously. Serve this wine with a white fish with lemon and garlic - keep it simple and let this wine do all the talking, as boy will it talk! Magic.