The Old Fire Station, Old Market, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Jacquesson Cuvée 740, Dégorgement Tardif, Extra Brut, Champagne

Founded in 1798 by Memmie Jacquesson. Jacquesson is a small producer based in Dizy, Champagne. Only Champagne Salon is smaller of the elite houses. Located in the village of Dizy in the Vallée de la Marne, Champagne Jacquesson is a few kilometres north of Epernay. Their vineyards are in the Grand Cru villages of Aÿ, Avize, and Oiry and the Premier Cru villages of Dizy, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, and Hautvilliers. Current owners, brothers, Jean-Hervé and Laurent Chiquet recently changed farming methods to be organic, almost all Jacquesson wines ferment in old, large-sized oak barrels, which yield little wood aroma to the wine.

Several years ago, the brothers began a restoration of Jacquesson and they decided not to have an everyday, non-vintage/vintage offering, preferring instead a vintage Champagne which would be numbered beginning with 7 – the 700 series, based on a new release every year. The Degorgement Tardif program began with the 733. The brothers retain 15,000 to 20,000 bottles from each of the numbered series for extra ageing, four to five years, on lees. Elaborated from a blend of 3 Grands Crus and 2 Premiers Crus, these great champagnes from the Cuvées 700 range are characterized by their remarkable aging potential.

Jacquesson Cuvée 740 Dégorgement Tardif, after having spent 94 months on lees, was disgorged in April  2021. This clearly means that the house is confident in the wine’s potential. There are just 14601 bottles available. The main advantage of a late disgorgement is that the wine evolves in an aromatic and gastronomic way, redolent of old vintages but in keeping a great freshness.

Cuvée 740 Dégorgement tardif from Jacquesson has a no dosage. It’s mainly made from the great 2012 harvest and it’s a very elegant, fine, and fresh champagne with a very good aging potential.

It has a deep gold colour with subtle brioche, floral notes and ripe apple on the nose. The palate is one of remarkable finesse and an impressive power, the mouth is tense and mineral. Apple, lemons with hints of gooseberry combine with a creamy pastry underlying the freshness. As often in 2012 in the great Champagne houses, the wines are fresh, precise and of a remarkable quality.

Using traditional growing techniques with little or no soil enrichment, the soil is ploughed and sewn to grass using organic treatments. In making the wine the juices are allowed to settle naturally, using only gravity, at the ambient temperature. The wines are not cold stabilised, filtered, nor fined; clarification happens naturally. Currently in conversion to full organic status.

Chardonnay 57%, Meunier 22%, Pinot Noir 21%

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