Cuvée 742, Champagne Jacquesson
Bubbles • Champagne • Champagne AOC • France • 41% Chardonnay, 39% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier
Cuvée 742, Jacquesson, Champagne, France, Champagne
2 questions to Jean-Hervé and Laurent Chiquet
What is the cuvée 700 and why the odd name?
Our Cuvée 700 is the only blended wine we produce; it is meant to be the expression of a year and thus each year offers a different identity which we recognise by numbering the cuvée.
How do the vuvées 700 differ from the “non-vintage” Champagnes that one sees everywhere?
The Cuvée 700 concept is unique in Champagne and is the opposite of a non-vintage wine! We seek excellence rather than homogeneity, respect for the character of the vintage rather than its denial, and the preference to strive to produce a great wine rather than maintain a “house style”. The addition of reserve wines is designed to reinforce the complexity of the wine without hiding the character of the base year. Once we had set out on this path, it quickly became apparent to us that we could not also make a blended vintage wine because this could only harm the quality and purity of the Cuvée 700.