Jacquesson Cuvee 740 Extra Brut NV
It is ON like Jacquesson.
No Champagne house today is on a trajectory as steep as Jacquesson. While many houses are on the prowl for more fruit to increase production, Jacquesson is drastically slashing its yields and its contracts to radically improve quality in spite of lowering quantity. When others set out to make a consistent blend every year, Jacquesson throws uniformity to the wind to draw the best blend out of every vintage… Jacquesson has leapt from ranking among Champagne’s top 20 houses to a lofty position among its top 10. TYSON STELZER, The Champagne Guide 2016-2017
I no longer think there is any question as to whether Jacquesson is one of Champagnes greatest producers. Recent releases of these wines have been nothing short of spectacular. They are absolutely dedicated to producing the best quality fruit from their tiny parcels of vineyards, their yields are more reminiscent of top Burgundy producers than Champagne houses, and they practice thoughtful winemaking and with meticulous attention to detail. The result, wines that absolutely sing of the earth in which they grew, the vintage conditions and the slight touch of a thoughtful winemaker.
Antonio Galloni and Mike Bennie have nailed this wine with their reviews. The new labeling indicates the wines lower dosage, and it is a better Champagne for it – displaying pure and clean orchard fruits and delicate floral top-notes uncluttered by unnecessary extra sweetness. If you are a fan of Jacquesson or great Champagne – this is a wine for you: the cuvee 7-series has never been purer or more refined, and the low dosage is almost unnoticeable.