30 small families, mainly from the Cote des Blancs where Chardonnay dominates, founded Jacquart, the original “grower champagne”, in 1962. The early days were difficult, but the small co-op had a big leader, and before long growth and expansion took place.
Jacquart’s ascendancy is a major success story in the history of modern Champagne. By the year 2000, the 30 small growers had swelled to a hearty 700 and the company joined the powerful Alliance Group making Jacquart part of the largest land-owning grower’s co-op in the region, controlling 7% of the appellation’s total.
Jacquart’s 350-hectare portion of that encompasses sixty separate crus, all rated above 90 (the average is 96). The house style leans toward Chardonnay and emphasizes an intentionally low dosage. This results in friendly wines that are fresh and balanced with firm structures and fine flavors.
Champagne Jacquart has built its reputation on delivering value. This model has driven rapid international expansion making Jacquart one of the most visible contemporary Champagne brands.
A shimmering, satiny pale gold color with deeper gold nuances and flashes of jade. Fine bubbles presage a champagne that is fresh and opulent. Floral (rich honeysuckle) and fruity (crushed pear, preserved lemon, peach) aromas mingle with soft creamy notes of biscuit and fresh crusty bread. Airing reveals a profusion of more intense and sumptuous notes of fig, grenadine, lily, and sunflower, as well as spices such as star anise and liquorice. The sensation in the mouth is full and fruity, underlined by citrus aromas of lemon and orange.