Champagne Jacquesson, Brut, 2000
Champagne pale gold color with fine bubbles.
Champagne has a buttery, full, rounded, well-balanced taste with a touch of minerality and a long harmonious finish.
Rich and complex, very elegant champagne flavor combines the delicacy and minerality.
Champagne perfect as an aperitif, goes well with oysters, light seafood dishes, cream soups and dishes of sea fish.
Millezimnyh Jacquesson champagne is produced only in exceptional years of good harvest of grapes grown in vineyards Grand Cru and the most beautiful sites in the region Dizy, classified Premier Cru. After the wine tasting, it was decided to use assemblage harvest Chardonnay from the site Avize Cain (50%), Pinot Noir from Verzenay (20%), Dizy (20%), as well as a small amount of grapes (10%) from the site Ay Vauzelle Terme. Champagne Zhakson 2000 was made in July 2001 in the amount of 18,638 bottles. The optimal duration of use - 2010-2015 year.
2000 remembered very high average temperatures - the highest figure since 1956. The winter was mild and dry without snow. In the spring there were no morning frost that could damage the vines, but the rain held several times with heavy hail. The flowering took place under the hot June sun, which changed the long rains almost the whole of July. August was hotter, but still with a constant barrage of rainy. A large number of vines turned yellow, was a high presence of mildew and botrytis risk of infection. In late August, the weather improved and continued to delight throughout September. This allowed the grapes to reach the desired size, and winemakers to collect it in sunny weather. Thanks very scrupulous respect to the methods of viticulture crop ripened under optimal conditions.
History of the Zhakson based Zhaksonom Claude and his son Memmi, began in 1798. Success accompanied the first years of wine production. Fan of the brand Zhakson was Napoleon, who visited Champagne house in 1809, and in 1810 was awarded a gold medal home for quality. For his wedding to Grand Duchess Marie-Louise of Austria, Napoleon acquired the House Zhakson solid batch of champagne. In 1835, Adolf Zhakson headed the firm and spent drastic changes to improve and expand production. It was he who invented the muzzle - bridle wire to secure the cork in the bottle of champagne, which is patented in 1844. By the end of XIX century house Zhakson produced about 1 million. Bottles a year, but after the death of Adolf family showed little interest in winemaking.
In 1974, the family bought a house Chic Zhakson in the property and made a number of improvements to the process of wine production, as well as improved processing system vineyards. Today House Zhakson owns 30 hectares of vineyards located in the municipalities of Grand and Premiers Crus: Oville, Deasy, advices and Au. Also, the economy further buys grapes grown in several communes Grand Cru: Verzenay, maypole, Shuyi, Maya and Sillery. Family Chic restore the glory of the brand Jacquesson, which is now synonymous with champagne wines of the highest quality.