CHAMPAGNE | FRANCE
Jacquesson is one of Champagne's most venerable houses. Despite more than 200 years of history, Jacquesson has become a revolutionary among Champagne's established houses, under the leadership of brothers Laurent and Jean-Hervé Chiquet. Since then, the house has adopted a herbicide-free, and deveoped its terroir-based cuvées, an unprecedented move for a traditional house-style vintage. The assemblage of each numbered cuvée changes from year to year, though it always a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier primarily from the base year. But the winemaking remains the same: vinification in large old oak barrels, on the lees, with weekly bâtonnage, minimal dosage and no filtration.