Champagne Jacquesson was founded in 1798 by Memmie Jacquesson and today stakes a claim as the oldest independent Champagne house. Purchased by the Chiquet family in 1974, Jacquesson is now run by brothers Jean-Hervé and Laurent Chiquet, who oversee the vineyards and day-to-day running of the winery.
The champagnes of the House became favorites of Napoleon, and accompanied him on several of his campaigns and were served at his wedding to the Archduchess Marie-Louise of Austria. A Jacquesson invention, the muselet, is used to hold the corks in place on all champagne and sparkling wine bottles, was patented by Adolphe Jacquesson in 1844.
Join us as we visit with Jean-Hervé Chiquet in the vineyard for a discussion of terroir, and then move on to the winery to observe crush…
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Small plot of Pinot Noir just inside the walls of the main property
Picking fruit in Avize and Dizy
Crush Pad: Jacquesson uses two types of vertical presses, both of which gravity feed directly down to the fermentation room