"Jean-Hervé and Jean-Laurent Chiquet vinify on lees, in oak barrels, with no or very limited dosage."
The soils in Champagne is predominantly limestone with a high level of chalk. This consists of granules of calcite formed from the fragile shells of marine micro-organisms. The outcrops of sedimentary rock are also composed of chalk, marl and limestone. This type of soil provides good drainage and also imparts that particular mineral flavour found in certain Champagne wines.
History / Ethos
Champagne Jacquesson, located around the town of Dizy, just to the north of Epernay is one of Champagne’s most venerable houses with more than 200 years of history. Brothers Laurent and Jean-Hervé Chiquet, who took over from their father in the 1980’s brought this estate amongst top ones, gaining recognition from most iconic critics around the world for a herbicide-free, terroir-based Champagne - Voted the third best of all Champagne Houses (after Bollinger and Krug) in 2005 La Revue Des Vins De France. Its terroir-based cuvées (currently 741) is an outstanding, low-dosage champagne.