Jacquesson


Jacquesson Cuvée no. 742 |Extra Brut |NV

Jacquesson

Jacquesson Cuvée no. 742

Extra Brut NV

$117.95

- Iconic house whose original founder Adolphe Jacquesson created the first Muselet or cage over the cork, to stop them escaping

- Run by the Chiquet family today and they carve out some of the finest examples of champagne

The Extra-Brut Cuvée No. 742, based on the 2014 vintage, is a gorgeous wine.

In this release, the Cuvée seems especially marked by Pinot in both its flavor profile and texture. Dried pear, hazelnut, mint, chamomile and dried flowers all grace this rich, beautifully resonant Champagne from Jacquesson. Best of all, the 742 will drink well with minimal cellaring. The 700-series Champagnes are often superb; the 742 is an especially fine edition.

The blend is 59% Pinot Noir (from Aÿ, Dizy and Hautvillers) and 41% Chardonnay (from Avize and Oiry). Dosage is 1.5 grams per liter. Drink 2020-2030. - Antonio Galloni

For those of you who prefer the drier side of champagne, sitting at a low 2.5 g/L residual sugar.

Jacquesson are possibly 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 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 which aims at having 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 making their ‘NV’ given 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 and 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.

This smart cuvee would team superbly with a veal cutlet and a polenta mash. 

About the house

Jacquesson are possibly 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 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 which aims at having 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 making their ‘NV’ given 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 and 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 smart cuvee would team superbly with a veal cutlet and a polenta mash. 

Descriptors & Texture


Fresh Creamy Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking


Organic

Earth


Mineral Wet Stone

Foods


Patisserie

Orchard Fruit


Green Apple Red Apple Pear