Winter was glacially cold and very wet, spring was very warm and dry, albeit with some frosts. The beginning of summer was gloomy and sullen; however, the end of the growing season was a lot more pleasant. The wines produced were ﬁne, harmonious and balanced.
Jacquesson's soon to be released Cuvée 739 Extra-Brut is is based on the 2011 vintage and 31% Reserve wines, all from Grand and Premier Cru sites in the Côte des Blancs and Vallée de la Marne. The 739 is an assemblage of 57% Chardonnay, 21% Pinot Noir and 22% Meunier, all fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in foudres. The unfiltered wine was disgorged in July 2014 with a dosage of 3.5 grams per liter. Medium-intense in its golden color, the Cuvée 739 shows a clear, deep, rich and complex nose of ripe white fruits, bread, honey wax, and spicy aromas intermixed with refreshing chalk and lemon flavors in the background. Full-bodied, lovely, pure and fresh on the palate, with nutty flavors and a stunningly smooth fruit, this is a full-flavored, wide open yet very delicate Champagne with a very fine and well-structured mineral finish. It's a great aperitif and food partner for lighter dishes. And a lovely midnight drink anyway.
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier
Awards and Reviews:
92/100, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
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