68 Rue du Colonel Fabien, 51530 Dizy
In Dizy, near Epernay, the Chiquet brothers have successfully created a family house in around thirty years, which has set the standard for Champagne’s great amateurs. Maison Jacquesson was created in 1798 and was bought by the Chiquet family in 1974.
Jean-Hervé and Laurent Chiquet quickly displayed their will to achieve the highest standard. The champagnes of the house are complex and rich, created from around 30 hectares of land situated in Avizes, Dizy, Aÿ and Hautvillers and by buying only premier cru and grand cru grapes.
For more than twenty years, the Chiquet brothers have used traditional and meticulous methods: respecting the soil, controlling yields, ensuring optimum ripeness of grapes, vinification by plot, oak-aging and steel tank ageing; all with the single objective of exhibiting the authenticity of the vineyard.
The aim: to create the best blend possible every year without trying to mask the specific characteristics of the vintage, creating the brut champagne, cuvée 700; ‘a non-vintage that prioritises excellence over regularity.’
The 734 is, for example, made up of two-thirds of the 2006 vintage, the no. 735, two-thirds of the 2007, etc. These 700 vintages, which are symbolic of the house, have fantastic aging ability.
A fun fact for you: the wine from the house was one Napoleon I’s favourites… not to mention that the wire muselet was invented by Adolphe Jacquesson, one of the houses’s ancestors!