Champagne André Jacquart 'Experience' Extra Brut Vertus 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs NV, Champagne, France
Champagne Andre Jacquart
Dry sparkling wine, 75cl. Full bodied 100% Chardonnay from Champagne, France. 12.0% ABV.
A beautiful straw colour with delicate bubbles. The nose is fresh with aromas of citrus, hay and freshly baked bread. The wine is strong and spicy on the palate, with a pleasant zest and some creaminess. Peaches with a little buttery taste on the finish.
Tasting notes from the judges at the Grower Champagne Panel Tasting in 2017, Decanter Magazine
Michael Edwards: "Bright yellow-gold. Fine Chardonnay maturing well. Excellent harmony & vinosity." Simon Field MW: "Persuasive mousse and very attractive aromatics of summer flowers, honeydew melon and Mirabelle plum. The palate has definition, concentration and amazing, intense fruit character. It somehow draws from the red fruit end of the spectrum despite its white grape provenance. Impressive, if a little oaky." Tim Hill: "A touch ashy with old lemon peel on the nose. But the palate of vellum and assertive citric fruit has a lovely light weight and subtlety to it. It speaks on its feet, imploring attention, and grows on me." 95/ 100 Points
Producer Profile Champagne André Jacquart
Domaine André Jacquart is a family owned Champagne house based in Vertus on the Cote des Blancs. Today, it is run by the second and third generations: brother and sister team Pierre Jacquart and Chantal Doyard-Jacquart, assisted by Chantal's husband Maurice (whose father Pascal Doyard was a leading light in the CIVC) and their daughter Marie. Renowned for their brilliance with the Chardonnay grape, their estate covers 16 hectares in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Vertus (Grand Cru and Premier Cru Chardonnay) plus 4 hectares of Pinot. The house’s current annual production is 90,000 bottles of elegant, graceful and classically styles Champagnes.
Suggested food pairings
Shellfish, Dover sole, white meats.