Champagne Jacquesson

Welcome to our video podcast Champagne Jacquesson – Video Show #49.

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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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08jacq2a.jpg Small plot of Pinot Noir just inside the walls of the main property


08jacq2c.jpg Picking fruit in Avize and Dizy


08jacq2e.jpgCrush Pad: Jacquesson uses two types of vertical presses, both of which gravity feed directly down to the fermentation room




4 Responses to “Champagne Jacquesson”

  1. 1 Mark Ryan Dec 21st, 2008 at 11:15 am

    To clarify, when Jean-Hervé says they’ve had “the worst rain in 30 years” he is referring to the 2007 harvest.

  2. 2 Jolanta Feb 8th, 2009 at 11:01 am

    In my educated taste – Jacquesson is the best producer in Champagne! 🙂

  3. 3 Alan Butler May 24th, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I discovered Champagne Jacquesson over 25 years ago when their n/v was 108frs a bottle.Their Blanc de Blanc was the benchmark and a very very quaffable bubbly.Now it has become a niche market champagne with a large clientele worldwide thanks to the enthusiasm of the two brothers Jean-Herve and Laurent. This video sums up their attention to detail admirabley.

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