About the Wine
For four generations, the parents and grandparents of André Jacquart only produced Champagne grapes. In 1958 André Jacquart introduced a new spirit in the family, producing his own estate-bottled Champagne in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger (Champagne Village classified Grand Cru). Since 2004, Champagne André Jacquart has been located in Vertus (Champagne Village classified Premier Cru). Major work was undertaken and the fifth generation, represented by Marie Doyard (the grandchild of André Jacquart) stepped in to run the business and inspire it with her own philosophy. Interestingly, Marie’s paternal grandfather, Maurice Doyard, was instrumental in the creation of the AOC Champagne and the delimitation of its vineyard areas.
This 2 hectares parcel of Pinot Noir is located in Vertus - 1er Cru and the Chardonnay is from Le Mesnil sur Oger Grand Cru. Fermented in new oak barrels (25%) and old oak Burgundy barrels. Maceration of juice with the skins for 24-48 hours for the Pinot Noir before saignée (removing the juice from skin contact). Blended with 20% Le Mesnil sur Oger Chardonnay from old Burgundy barrels. Minimum three years lees contact before disgorgement.
Tasting Notes: Brilliant deep almost cherry color, lipstick red. Nose of sour cherry and wild strawberry, hint of new oak. Creamy vinous texture, even tannic. Chambolle like flavors, persistent fine bubbles. Very long. Perfect accompaniment for your aperitif, also will perfectly pair a shrimp salad with paprika, gambas, goat cheese, cheesecake, strawberry cake.
Firm, chalky and tactile in texture, with ripe blackberry and macerated cassis fruit flavors layered with ground spice, pastry dough, graphite and salted almond notes. Well-knit, presenting a spicy and citrusy finish. Disgorged November 2013. Drink now through 2021. 105 cases imported. ~92WS
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