Grape: Chardonnay/Pinot Noir
Jacquesson is small producer based in Dizy, Champagne, founded in 1798 by Memmie Jacquesson. The 28-hectare domaine comprises 11 hectares in Avize and Oiry, 13 hectares spread over Aÿ, Hautvillers, Dizy and Mareuil-su-Aÿ and a further 4 hectares in the Vallée de l'Ardre (a tributary of the Vesle, north-west of the Marne). Their wines are made using 78% of grapes from their own estate, with the rest of the fruit purchased from growers they know well.
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, and almost all Jacquesson wines ferment in old, large-sized oak barrels, which yield little wood aroma to the wine.
The NV Extra-Brut Cuvée No. 743 (2015 base) is soft and creamy, with notes of apricot, spice, dried flowers, hazelnut and lightly honeyed notes. 60% Pinot Noir (from Aÿ, Dizy and Hautvillers) and 40% Chardonnay (from Avize and Oiry). Disgorged in August 2019 and bottled with no dosage.