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Unlike some houses, the Champagne Jacquesson has had a slightly chequered history. Through no fault of its own, it's beginnings were marked by certain organisational difficulties: such as a period in the mid-nineteenth Century when Champagne-making ground almost to a halt.
Fortunately, though, this pause in the proceedings was a mere fly in the ointment. Since 1974 when it changed hands – being bought by the Chiquet's, a family with big plans for the brand – the House has more than excelled, redeeming its reputation and building a brand-new level of reputation which had been previously non-existent.
None of this would have been possible without the enthusiasm and driving force of Jean-Herve and Laurent Chiquet, of course. And don't think for a moment that just because this House operates on a small plot of land it is somehow inferior to the others surrounding it; many experts believe that the Jacquesson Champagne has something special, and with wines so rich in personality we are inclined to agree.
At the route of the House of Jacquesson, then, is an attention to the fine details that is impossible to argue with. All the procedures are strictly controlled, and every single method is made with meticulous flair for the end product – a product which is refined. Most importantly, a Champagne that doesn't have to scream to get itself noticed, owing to its perfectionist flavour.