Jacquesson


Jacquesson Cuvée no. 743 |Extra Brut |NV

Jacquesson

Jacquesson Cuvée no. 743

Extra Brut NV

$124.00

- 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. 743, based on the 2015 vintage, is a gorgeous wine.

It is immediately attractive, showing the vibrancy of Grand Cru chardonnay plus some of that spice, brioche, and toasted almonds that has some of that meunier and pinot noir influence. As always, the style is complex yet clean and refreshing with a dry and mineral finish. A refined bubbly.

"The NV Extra-Brut Cuvée No. 743 (2015 base) is soft, open-knit and caressing. The natural radiance of 2015 comes through in the wine's ample, creamy feel. Apricot, spice, dried flowers, hazelnut and lightly honeyed notes are all beautifully laced together. The 743 is already a touch forward, in a good way, which makes it a terrific choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years." Antonio Galloni 

Technical details

The blend is 60% Pinot noir(from Aÿ, Dizy and Hautvillers) 40% Chardonnay (from Avize and Oiry),  Zero dosage. Drink 2021-2024. Champagne Jacquesson Harvest summary here

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 cuvée 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 cuvée 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


Pear

Stone Fruit


Apricot

Nut


Hazelnut