MILLÉSIME EXPÉRIENCE “BRUT NATURE” GRAND CRU – BLANC DE BLANCS
100% Chardonnay-Grand Cru
For four generations, the parents and grandparents of André Jacquart only produced Champagne grapes. In 1958 André Jacquart introduced a new spirit in the family, producing his own estate-bottled Champagne in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger (Champagne Village classified Grand Cru). Since 2004, Champagne André Jacquart has been located in Vertus (Champagne Village classified Premier Cru). Major work was undertaken and the fifth generation, represented by Marie Doyard (the grandchild of André Jacquart) stepped in to run the business and inspire it with her own philosophy. Interestingly, Marie’s paternal grandfather, Maurice Doyard, was instrumental in the creation of the AOC Champagne and the delimitation of its vineyard areas.WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES
Grand Cru Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Côte des Blancs. Over 50 year old vines.100% old Burgundy oak barrel fermentation. André Jacquart use as part of their barrel fermentation regime Aquaflex barrels for still wine fermentation of the grand cru chardonnay grapes. These barrels moderate oak impact, and bring delicate aromas of vanilla and soft spices, with more expression of the initial fruit characters of the wine. Zero Dosage. No malolactic fermentation. Aged on its lees a minimum of seven years before disgorgement.TASTING NOTES
Toasted bread and aged chardonnay. Pale gold with very fine persistent bubbles. Precise focused flavors carry through to a long, long finish. Exceptional balance. Extraordinary persistence of flavors of Chardonnay fruit, minerality, and earthy notes that last for several minutes in the palate. Enjoy it with a dish of Scallops St. Jacques just golden sautéed, truffle jus and mashed potatoes. Of course it will also go with any refined cuisine.