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Jacquesson Champagne

Champagne Jacquesson, available at The Champagne Company, was first created in 1798 and was bought by the Chiquet family in 1974.

Located in the village of Dizy in the Vallée de la Marne, Champagne Jacquesson is a few kilometres north of Epernay, is owned and managed by two brothers, Jean-Hervé and Laurent Chiquet. Jaquesson’s vineyards are in the Grand Cru villages of Aÿ, Avize, and Oiry and the Premier Cru villages of Dizy, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, and Hautvilliers.

Several years ago, the brothers began a restoration of Jacquesson and they decided not to have an everyday, non-vintage/vintage offering, preferring instead a vintage Champagne which would be numbered beginning with 7 - the 700 series, based on a new release every year. The trajectory of ascent for this house is steep and their intent of producing quality over quantity has put them in the top handful of Champagne houses; this grower-producer has decided to draw the best of every vintage and the Cuvée 700 is a wine with a blend of several years. 

After the house's transformation, the first Cuvee was 728 of the 2000 vintage, then 729 and so on. “728” was the technical number in the book” at that time – however, the first, number 1 dates back to a Cuvee from 1898. The Degorgement Tardif program began with the 733. The brothers retain 15,000 to 20,000 bottles from each of the numbered series for extra ageing, four to five years, on lees.

Jacquesson Champagne

FAMILY STORIES

Brothers Jean-Hervé and Laurent Chiquet have bought new vineyards in, increased fermentation in oak and have changed to be organic. Their wines are characterized by elegance and minerality, due to an extremely low dosage (usually 2-5 g/l) Jacquesson is a rendez-vous with two men, brothers, who for twenty-five years have quietly been pushing the boundaries in Champagne. 'Some people say that the Jacquesson style is nothing more than the taste of the Chiquet brothers. And they wouldn’t be wrong!'

'It’s the ties that bind. The ties that bind the present to the past. The ties that bind the roots to the earth. The ties that bind the vines to the sky and the ties that bind men to the land allowing them to follow their dreams and their convictions. It is also a constant quest, year on year, to seek to reveal the full expression of their terroirs, to make the best wine that each vintage allows.'

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