Jacquesson


Jacquesson Avize Champ Cain 2008 Magnum 1.5L |Vintage |2008

Jacquesson

Jacquesson Avize Champ Cain 2008 Magnum 1.5L

Vintage 2008

$950.00

- The Avize 'Champ Caïn', from the 2008 vintage in Magnum is rare and incredible. Jacquesson Harvest details here Just 6 available!

- 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 terroir of Avize is so all-consuming that you can literally smell the violent tidal wave of heaving salt minerality coming, surging with the full force of heightened 2008 acidity.

This cuvée is a salty sea breeze, a steamy whiff of bath salts heralding an intricately crystalline salt structure. The frothing, energetic interplay between chalk minerality and high-tensile acid line is captivating, amplified by subtle barrel texture and long lees age that gently massage the cut of Avize.

Nine years on lees has laid down great complexity of roast nuts and spice, without for a moment interrupting its pristine acid drive and exceptional persistence. Its tightly clenched core is a little unsettled by the phenolic grip, subtle toastiness and dusty notes of cork oak, the first vintage to be matured under cork.

Technical details:

100% chardonnay; due-south-facing single vineyard of 1.3 hectares at the bottom of the slope of Avize, planted in 1962 on surface chalk; vinified and matured in oak casks on lees; 2.5g/L dosage; 8296 bottles and 402 Magnums 

- Bottled May 2009 and disgorged April 2018

- Aged under cork for 9 years

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.

 For this we suggest a a Darya Imperial Beluga Caviar

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

 For this we suggest a a Darya Imperial Beluga Caviar

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy Chardonnay Dominant Zesty

Earth


Mineral Chalk Chalky

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

Herbs & Spices


Oak Spice Spice