Marks and reviews
Located in Dizy in the heart of the Marne Valley, the Jacquesson Champagne House, founded in 1798, was taken over by the Chiquet family in 1974. Jean-Hervé and Laurent Chiquet, two passionate brothers, produce exceptional cuvées thanks to their parcel-based approach and their unique vinification and ageing philosophy. The brothers express the unique character and richness of their very large 28-hectare chalk terroirs.
With its individually numbered vintages that are renowned for their finesse, their aerial purity and their exceptional ageing potential, Jacquesson is poised among the elite of the finest names in Champagne.
Jacquesson's 2004 Dizy Corne Bautray comes from a one-hectare vineyard planted in 1960 in the Corne Bautray area of Dizy. Sloping, at the top of the hillside and facing south-west, this terroir is planted on a clay soil composed of millstone pebbles upon Campanian chalk.
2004 was marked by a cool and dry month of June, followed by a mild and rainy July and August. September and October were warm and sunny, ideal conditions for maturing.
Vinification and ageing
Vinification in tuns with stirring of the lees. Total malolactic fermentation. 2 rackings before bottling, carried out without filtration on May 13th 2005. Aged in the property's cellars for 8 years on lees before disgorgement in February 2013. This champagne is not dosed.
Jacquesson's Dizy Corne Bautray 2004 is a 100% Chardonnay.
The 2004 vintage has a brilliant straw yellow colour with fine, lace-like bubbles.
The nose is beautifully complex, with aromas of iris, apple, peach, grilled almond and acacia honey.
Crystalline, the palate reveals a beautiful minerality as well as an invigorating acidity and a saline note on the finish.