0000 Cuvée 732 Champagne Jacquesson Champagne NV
Made from 39% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir and 36% Pinot Meunier, the 732 comes<br/>predominantly from the extensive but high quality 2004 vintage (21% of older<br/>Reserve wines added). After the rococco extravagance of the 2003-based 731,<br/>this is a more classic Jacquesson, its 3.5 g dosage providing a mineral<br/>foundation to the fine palate of crushed chalk, white peach and soft honey. A<br/>fine mousse and powerful finish complete a very harmonious picture; a wine that<br/>will open up over the next couple of years. <br/>(Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)
Champagne is at the northernmost limit where it is possible to cultivate vitis vinifera successfully. Jacquesson's home village of Dizy lies at a latitude of 49°04 north; its mean annual temperature is a mere 10° C (50° F). The harsh local climate is partly responsible for the typicity of this very special region, and requires great skill and care in the husbandry of the vineyards to allow them to develop and express the distinctive nuances which set them apart.