1.5 Liters. Extra-Brut. The Extra-Brut Cuvée No. 742, based on the 2014 vintage, is a gorgeous wine. In this release, the Cuvée seems especially marked by Pinot in both its flavor profile and texture. Dried pear, hazelnut, mint, chamomile and dried flowers all grace this rich, beautifully resonant Champagne from Jacquesson. Best of all, the 742 will drink well with minimal cellaring. The 700-series Champagnes are often superb; the 742 is an especially fine edition. The blend is 59% Pinot Noir (from Aÿ, Dizy and Hautvillers) and 41% Chardonnay (from Avize and Oiry). Dosage is 1.5 grams per liter. 94 Points Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media July 2019
Jacquesson’s wines are complex and richly textured, demonstrating a substantial depth of fruit that’s amplified by vinification in large wooden casks and highlighted by their unusually low dosages. At the same time, these wines show a keenly fine texture and harmonious elegance, and as Jacquesson’s new aesthetic continues to unfold, this house will achieve even greater heights: the 700-series is proving to be consistently one of the best non-vintage bruts on the market, and the single-vineyard wines are mandatory purchases for anyone interested in the terroir of Champagne, demonstrating an extraordinary vinosity and expression of place. – Peter Liem, Champagneguide.net
Jacquesson has a rich and long history, but that doesn’t mean that they are afraid of modern ideas and innovation. In a break from Champenois tradition, each new release could be completely different from previous year. For example, if the Pinot Noir is better than Chardonnay one year, Jacquesson will use more Pinot Noir rather than preserving the house style at the expense of quality. The 700-series wine is the flagship, and the only wine being made every year. All of the best juice goes into this single cuvée. In exceptional years they also bottle up to four highly sought-after single-vineyard cuvées.
Sustainable farming practices are the norm at Jacquesson; no herbicides are used and rows are tilled in the spring and fall, with grass sowed in summer. When fertilizers are used, they are entirely organic. Pruning is severe for low yields, there are no green harvests, and canopy management is stressed to ensure minimal mildew and odium pressure, thus keeping spray use to a minimum.
Jacquesson Cuvee Magnum 742 Extra Brut Champagne
- Brand: Jacquesson
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 4
- SKU #: 8048