For four generations, André Jacquart's parents and grandparents produced only champagne grapes. In 1958, André Jacquart introduced a new spirit in the family, producing his own bottle of champagne at the grand estate of Mesnil-sur-Oger.
Champagne André Jacquard has been at the Vertus Premier Cru since 2004. Major work was carried out and the fifth generation, represented by Marie Doyard (granddaughter of André Jacquart), took over the business and inspired it with her own philosophy business. Interestingly, Marie's grandfather, Maurice Doyard, was instrumental in the founding of AOC Champagne and the delineation of vineyard areas.
André Jacquart's 60 acres of land are sustainably farmed according to "Culture Depends" guidelines.
Winemaking and Wine Considerations
Estate vineyards of the Jacquart family from Vers 1er Cru and Le Osnil-sur-Oger Grand Cru from the Côte des Blancs. 60% Vertus 1er Cru. The grapes are vinified in stainless steel and the 40% Merni-sur-Aug red wine Chardonnay is vinified in old Burgundy oak barrels. No malolactic fermentation.
Aging for seven to eight months in oak barrels and vats; light filtered. The bottle is fermented and then aged for four years in the cellar. Slightly break down at 3 g/L or 4 g/L with traditional liqueurs. The wine is allowed to settle for at least six months of fermentation.
A brilliant pale gold with firm beads and a long-lasting mousse. The Chardonnay offers green pear apple and toast on the nose, with a pronounced wet stone minerality. A lush, creamy mousse upon entry, rich and crisp, with a warm toasty component. Explosive aged Chardonnay elements, intense minerality and depth of flavour. Burgundy-flavored Chardonnay with length and persistence. Whether for a festive occasion, an exclusive aperitif or dinner, this wine should be enjoyed with delicate dishes such as "Meuniere", steamed lobster or halibut.
Andre Jacquart is a “grower champagne” in the truest sense.