Jean-Hervé & Laurent Chiquet
Jean-Hervé and Laurent Chiquet are today the inheritors of a champagne house that was handed down to their father Jean in 1974. Meticulous vignerons, they often remain quite 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. They are vinified in large, old oak barrels, as are the house’s grandes cuvées, which deliver all the complexity and power of a single, regal terroir. 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.