The 2010 vintage yielded grapes that became elegant, fine and fresh wines. This cuvée boasts notes of ripe fruit and minerality. The palate is powerful, fresh and vinous. A champagne with strong personality – highly recommended.
Jean-Hervé & Laurent Chiquet
Jean-Hervé and Laurent Chiquet are the inheritors of a champagne house that was handed down to their father Jean in 1974. Meticulous vignerons, they often remain discrete regarding the magnificent history of their house. Since Napoleon Bonaparte bestowed a gold medal upon the house, Jacquesson & Fils has never disappointed. The vineyard parcels are ideally spread over grand crus (Aÿ, Avize, Dizy and Oiry) and premier crus. However, it was Jean-Hervé and Laurent who were behind the estate's great shift to organics. And their idea as well to offer every year a new single-vintage cuvee blended with reserve wines: these became the now famous 700 cuvées, characterized by lovely vinous flavours. Here, the wines are pure and chiselled like stained glass, the dosage always being very low. Finesse with bubbles. Of all the great champagne houses in recent years, Jacquesson is the only one to produce less and less, but better and better.
An immense Blanc de Blancs, with notes of dried fruits. Even more rounded on the palate than the legendary Avize Champ Caïn cuvée, this wine boasts complex aromas and a grand, mineralesque, saline finish.