Jacquesson Extra-Brut “Cuvee 746”

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Chardonnay & Pinot Meunier & Pinot Noir | Champagne | France | Sparkling Wine | Jacquesson | N.V. | 0,75 L | 12,5 %
About
Jacquesson Extra-Brut "Cuvée 746" is a meticulously crafted dry champagne, a continuation of Jacquesson's unique numbered cuvée system that began with "Cuvée 728", reflecting a blend of the 2018 vintage with reserve wines from previous years. Predominantly based on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes sourced from the prestigious vineyards across the Champagne region of France, this cuvée exemplifies Jacquesson's innovative approach to winemaking, striving for a pure expression of each vintage's character while maintaining the house's distinctive style. "Cuvée 746" is notable for its precision, balance, and the way it reflects the peculiarities of its base vintage, offering a snapshot of the year's climatic challenges and triumphs.
Producer
Jacquesson & Fils is a Champagne producer based in the Dizy region of Champagne. The house was founded in 1798 and the fame of the house grew following the rumour that it was a favourite of Napoleon. Today company is run by two brothers - Jean-Hervé and Laurent Chiquet. Methods have now been changed to organic, fermentation in oak has been increased, new vineyards have been bought, but production still is limited to 350.000 bottles a year. Jacquesson vineyards are located in the Grand Cru villages Aÿ, Avize and Oiry and in the Premier Cru villages. The main wine is a numbered cuvée. The numbered wines are blended with the curent vintage as the main part of the blend and just with 30-40% older reserve wines. Other wines are vintages, single vineyards. All wines are characterized by elegance and minerality due to an extremely low dosage (usually 2-5 grams sugar per liter). An interesting fact - Adolphe Jacquesson the first owner of the house is the inventor of the muselet, the metal wire that holds the cork!
Tasting notes

Champagne Jacquesson Extra-Brut “Cuvee 746” with fresh oysters or creamy cheeses like Brie to complement its vibrant fruitiness and crisp minerality. Its elegant profile also makes it an excellent accompaniment to seafood dishes or light appetizers, enhancing the overall dining experience with its refined flavors and effervescence.

Pairing

With its crisp acidity and delicate bubbles, this Champagne offers tasting notes of green apple, citrus zest, and subtle hints of toasted brioche, delivering a refreshing and sophisticated palate experience.

18 in stock

88.00 

Wine Searcher review

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Jacquesson & Fils is a Champagne producer based in the Dizy region of Champagne. The house was founded in 1798 and the fame of the house grew following the rumour that it was a favourite of Napoleon. Today company is run by two brothers - Jean-Hervé and Laurent Chiquet. Methods have now been changed to organic, fermentation in oak has been increased, new vineyards have been bought, but production still is limited to 350.000 bottles a year. Jacquesson vineyards are located in the Grand Cru villages Aÿ, Avize and Oiry and in the Premier Cru villages. The main wine is a numbered cuvée. The numbered wines are blended with the curent vintage as the main part of the blend and just with 30-40% older reserve wines. Other wines are vintages, single vineyards. All wines are characterized by elegance and minerality due to an extremely low dosage (usually 2-5 grams sugar per liter). An interesting fact - Adolphe Jacquesson the first owner of the house is the inventor of the muselet, the metal wire that holds the cork!
The Champagne region combines specific climate, soil, and topography conditions that form a unique terroir currently used by approx. 15 000 vine-growers and 300 wine houses. The region has 4 sub-regions - Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs, Vallée de la Marne, and Côte des Bar. Each provides customers with a different style of sparkling wine. The dominant grapes are Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier which are mainly used in Montagne de Reims and Vallée de la Marne, while Chardonnay shows excellent results in Côte des Blancs. The region is even more appealing because of the so-called "Growe's Champagne" wines, the production of which is overseen by one family from start to finish - they grow and press grapes, make wine, and bottle it in the territory of one wine house. This gives the wine a true charm, aura, and unique flavor.