Here we have a fair dinkum NV Champagne at an affordable price, and we think this one is good value. It's a vibrant, complex number, with plenty of bready and nutty smells rising from the glass along with citrus, green apples and vanilla cream. The palate is light and fresh, with fine bubbles, a lick of toffee apple leading to a soft but bright finish.
Every year in Champagne non-vintage blends
are created using wines of the same vintage
from many different parcels, to which are
added the vins de réserve, wines from
previous vintages which have been kept in
cuves for several years. At Jacquesson, we
believe that what matters is that the best of
each harvest is accentuated and celebrated,
rather than denying that one year is different
to the next.
2009 was, indeed, the great vintage we had
hoped for, allying maturity and precision. The wines were vinified in casks, on
the lees, with regular bâtonnage and were blended to produce Cuvée n° 737.
2009 provides the backbone of the Cuvée; the reserve wines, comprising 30%
of the final blend, come mainly from the great 2008 vintage to which we
added some wines from the Cuvées n° 735 and 736 which we have kept
back specially for this purpose.