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Jacquesson Cuvee 741 Champagne 75cl
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|Jacquesson Cuvee 741 - 75cl||Jacquesson Cuvee 741 - 75cl||£45.95
Current owners, brothers, Jean-Hervé and Laurent Chiquet place a huge emphasis on the quality of the vineyards. Recently methods have changed to be organic, almost all Jacquesson wines ferment in old, large-sized oak barrels, which yield little wood aroma to the wine. Instead of being limited to labelling their non vintage champagnes NV, Jacquesson have decided to change the name of their cuvée every year. The first cuvée under this new concept was 740, created from an internal bookkeeping system.
Cellar Master: Laurent Chiquet
Winery Location: Dizy | Champagne, France
Champagne Region: Vallée de la Marne
Annual Production (bottles): 250,000
Weather: The winter was very cold and snowy, with spring and early summer staying cold and very damp, causing coulure and millerandage as well as delaying the flowering. As a result, 2013 was one of the latest harvests on record since the unforgettable 1988 vintage. After difficult flowering in July, September was once again the saviour as the whole month was dry and warm with continious sunny spells.
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru | Chardonnay: Avize | Pinot Meunier: Hautvillers, Oiry | Pinot Noir: Ay & Dizy
Grape Varieties: 57% Chardonnay, 22% Pinot Meunier, 21% Pinot Noir
Base Vintage: 2013
Reserve Wine: 20%
Ageing: 3 years on the lees
Disgorged: October 2017
Dosage: 2.5 g/l Extra Brut
Drink: Now to 2025
Tasting Note: Distinct grapefruit and ripe apple flavours with strong lees character. Packed full of fruit, lots of apple and lemons with hints of gooseberry all combined with hints of both toasty oak and creamy pastries with underlying freshness from the acidity, all very well balanced.
Classy concentration immediately apparently on the nose. Lovely lacy texture but with density underneath. This is very smart stuff. Just a pleasure to drink now with great balance. Maybe not amazing persistence but I challenge anyone not to enjoy this.”
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