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Jacquesson Cuvee 735

Jacquesson Cuvee 735

750ML    
Sku: 056003

Review
Champagne Cuvee 735 NV Cuvée 735: This cuvée is based on 2007 and was released in the autumn of 2011. The winter of 06/07 was the mildest since 1960, and the spring was hot—much as it was in 1997 and 2011—while the overall growing season had record rainfall. Vigorous growth and botrytis were the issues for 2007. Good weather came on August 25th and opened the door to a nice crop for those who managed their vineyards well (and reasonable yields quickly translate into healthier vines, thereby making the struggle against rot much easier). The blend for 735 is 47% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir, and 20% Pinot Meunier, with reserve wines from 2006 (22%) and 2005 (6%). Reviews “The nose is creamy and nougat-like, with aromas of almond paste, apricot, citrus peel, quince and fresh caramel, while the palate is underlined by a vivid spine of acidity that focuses the flavors and enlivens the rich depth of fruit." Peter Liem, Champagne Guide, September 2011 "The NV Brut Cuvee N° 735 is a gorgeous, fleshy wine laced with radiant fruit. Lemon, white flowers, spices and crushed rocks are some of the notes that inform this deep, satisfying Champagne. A round, creamy finish wraps things up in style. The 735 got better and better over time, always a good sign. The 735 is 72% 2007 juice, 47% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir and 20% Meunier. It is a bit richer, rounder and more immediate than the 734, not a bad thing for a wine meant to be enjoyed on the young side. This bottle was disgorged in the first quarter, 2011. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015." Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate #197, November 2011 Review Score: 92 Review Score: 92 "Aromatic, offering floral and spice notes mixing with flavors of bread dough, dried apricot, lemon confit, golden raisin and pastry cream. Shows clean cut, with a fine bead and a fresh, smoky, mineral-tinged finish. Disgorged January 2012. Drink now through 2018. 700 cases imported." Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, December 15 2012 Review Score: 92 The new release of Jacquesson’s non-vintage Brut, Cuvée 735, is a lovely wine of great promise, but as has been the case with this bottling for several years now, its best days are still a few years in the future. The blend this time around is thirty-three percent pinot noir, twenty percent pinot meunier and forty-seven percent chardonnay. The deep, complex and youthful nose offers up a fine mix of bread dough, apple, a touch of quinine, orange peel, fresh almonds, stony minerality and leesy tones. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and still a touch yeasty,with a fine spine of minerality, snappy bubbles, brisk acids and a very long, tight and still quite youthful finish. Tuck this fine wine away for another three or four years to let it relax a bitstructurally- it should prove to be quite long-lived and exquisite at its apogee. 2015-2035. John Gilman, View from the Cellar, July/Aug 2012 Review Score: 91+

Technical notes
n Champagne, three stars were given only to Bollinger, Egly Ouriet, Jacquesson, Krug, Salon and Selosse. In the entire region of France, 56 domaines have obtained this distinction: this includes Domaine de la Romanée Conti, Châteaud’Yquem, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht and Château Rayas. – La Revue du Vin de France, The Classification of the Best Wines of France 2010 Jacquesson’s wines are complex and richly textured, demonstrating a substantial depth of fruit that’s amplified by vinification in large wooden casks and highlighted by their unusually low dosages. At the same time, these wines show a keenly fine texture and harmonious elegance, and as Jacquesson’s new aesthetic continues to unfold, this house will achieve even greater heights: the 700-series is proving to be consistently one of the best non-vintage bruts on the market, and the single-vineyard wines are mandatory purchases for anyone interested in the terroir of Champagne, demonstrating an extraordinary vinosity and expression of place. – Peter Liem, Champagneguide.net Sustainable farming practices are the norm at Jacquesson; no herbicides are used and rows are tilled in the spring and fall, with grass sowed in summer. When fertilizers are used, they are entirely organic. Pruning is severe for low yields, there are no green harvests, and canopy management is stressed to ensure minimal mildew and odium pressure, thus keeping spray use to a minimum. Jacquesson has a small production facility in Dizy, across the river from Epernay. Here the Chiquet brothers use vertical presses that are more than one-hundred years old rather than more abusive horizontal presses. Only juice from the first pressing is used —the press wine itself is sold to négociants —and all the juice is either from grand cru or premier cru rated vineyards. The juice flows by gravity into steel tanks for 24 hours of settling, after which it is transferred to large neutral wood casks (foudres) for several months to undergo alcoholic and malolactic fermentations. The lees are stirred to enrich the wine, a practice that has the additional benefit of providing a naturally reductive environment and keeping the need for SO2 additions to a minimum. The first racking normally occurs in April or May. Malolactic fermentation is never blocked because it would require a lot of SO2, and low acidity in Champagne grapes is not a concern. Since the fruit that makes the wine always attains an enviable level of ripeness, the dosage is typically in the extra-brut range of one to six grams of sugar per liter. Bottling is done without cold stabilization or filtration.

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Country: France
Region: Champagne
Grape Varietal: Champagne Blend
Type: Sparkling Wine - Imported

Reg. $69.99

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