Champagne Jacquesson Avize Champ Cain 2009
Decanter 94 Points Highly Recommended - October 2020
'This has a sumptuous bouquet of mint and anise, pear and peach, flowers and mineral tones. With a bit of air, the bouquet possesses some orchard fruits and almond notes. The palate is elegantly fleshy, perfectly balanced with white fruit aromas, lots of minerality and a seemingly weightless finish. 100% Chardonnay'. Decanter Magazine October 2020
Champagne Jacquesson Avize Champ Cain 2009 - A very rare Cuvee from the excellent 2009 vintage from one of the region’s superstar names in the 21st century. The nose is wonderfully complex with notes of toasted almonds, brioche, and honeysuckle while the palate reveals a delicate mousse, refreshing zesty and nutty flavours, and a dry finish thanks to the zero dosage.
Winter was cold and dry, while the spring was mild but very rainy, creating the perfect environment for mildew. Fortunately, the summer was hot and dry and the weather at the end of the growing season was magnificent. The grapes were in superb condition with levels of maturity and ripeness that were comparable to 2002. The dreams of a great vintage were fully realised.
Based in Dizy, the house of Jacquesson was founded in 1798 by Memmie Jacquesson, who produced the house’s first sparkling wine that year. Memmie’s son Adolphe continued his work and in 1844 invented and patented the muselet, which is the cork wire basket that is still in use today. After Adolphe’s death, the house saw 50 years of decline until it was resurrected in 1925 by the Tassigny family. Finally, in 1974 Champagne Jacquesson was purchased by the Chiquet family (today under the watchful eye of brothers Jean-Herve and Laurent) and there started the quest to turn this Champagne house into one of the highest quality producers in the region.
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