Based in Dizy, the house of Jacquesson was founded in 1798 by Memmie Jacquesson, who produced the house’s first sparkling wine that year. Memmie’s son Adolphe continued his work and in 1844 invented and patented the muselet, which is the cork wire basket that is still in use today. After Adolphe’s death, the house saw 50 years of decline until it was resurrected in 1925 by the Tassigny family. Finally, in 1974 Champagne Jacquesson was purchased by the Chiquet family (today under the watchful eye of brothers Jean-Herve and Laurent) and there started the quest to turn this Champagne house into one of the highest quality producers in the region.
Champagne Jacquesson Cuvée No.745 NV
Jacquesson’s Cuvee 700 series are individually numbered releases based on the character of the base year – rather than their attempt at melding all into a standard profile.
A Chardonnay driven blend of the 3 predominant Champagne grapes (57% Chardonnay, 21% Pinot Noir 22% Pinot Meunier), this recent offering from Jacquesson is poised and shows a great purity. Based around the 2011 vintage but with 31% reserve wines, the very low dosage and extensive lees ageing give texture and complexity to back up the white fruit flavours and subtle spicy notes. This is a well-crafted and elegant wine perfect for any special occasion.