André Jacquart – Le Mesnil Grand Cru 2008
Domaine Andre 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.
A beautiful straw colour with fine bubbles. Nose is fresh with citrus fruits, straw, freshly baked breads combined fine and yeast. Strong and spicy on the palate with a pleasant zest and some creaminess. Peaches with a little buttery taste on the finish.