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08 Feb

A Mosaic of Terroirs, Chalk, Vines and Winegrowers

By: SVS Categories: Wines, Champagne

Champagne Jacquart, the 2nd largest grower-producer in Champagne, began in the early 1960s when a small group of about 30 wine growers decided to control their own destiny rather than relying on the big Champagne houses as a route into the market. The growers realised that in order to build their own businesses in a sustainable way, they needed to launch their own Champagne instead of supplying grapes to the negociant middlemen or directly to the Grande Marques houses.

The Champagne Jacquart brand was released for the first time in 1964 and the ‘Mosaïque’ label was chosen to represent the patchwork of grower families across the region, all joined together with a common vision. The aim of these visionary winegrowers was to offer champagne lovers a brand that was born in the vineyard, not the boardroom.

As the Champagne Jacquart reputation has grown over the years, many more growers have joined the cause, so today Champagne Jacquart has access to the best vineyards across the region. Today, the company is effectively owned by about 1,800 growers who between them hold over 7% of the vineyards in Champagne.

This ability to choose only the best grapes for the Mosaïque label is the secret to Jacquart’s success. They aim to deliver the best quality with exceptional value for money and are constantly developing and improving, with particular emphasis on their vineyards, presses and production facilities.

Champagne Jacquart is led by head winemaker, Joëlle Weiss, who was appointed in 2020. Joëlle graduated as an agricultural engineer from ESA Purpan and as a winemaker made wine in both France and abroad before a change of career led her into communications and journalism.

Joëlle’s appointment strengthens Jacquart’s strategy and desire to extend the scope of the brand internationally with her knowledge of the wine industry, her comprehensive vision of Champagne, her high-level technical training complemented by international experience, and her ability to speak three languages.

Today, Champagne Jacquart is more than ever a mosaic of terroir, chalk, vines, and talented winegrowers who constantly strive to build the history of the brand. As a young Champagne House, the brand tends to have a more modern and relaxed approach to champagne.

They draw on the expertise and tradition of champagne when making their wines, but their youth gives them greater liberty in its expression and wine styles. Their mission is to turn the small, everyday pleasures into special occasions- ones that spark emotion and can be shared with others.

The Wines

NV Champagne Jacquart Brut Mosaïque

Served in Qantas Business for the last 12+ years

94 pts – Huon Hooke (The Real Review): Light to mid-straw-yellow colour with a brassy tint. The bouquet is toasty and mellow, complex and showing some positive development. The palate is also rich and soft and mellow, with more maturity than expected, and a very dry savouriness that lingers. Lip-smacking crisp dryness.

NV Champagne Jacquart Mosaïque Extra Brut

95 pts – Drinks Trade Magazine: Red berry, white peach, textural, good. Honeyed Peaches, yoghurt toast, mango. Lazy Flowery red apple. pie crust. phenolics, fuzzy white nectarine. red apple crystal.

NV Champagne Jacquart Mosaïque Rosé

95 pts, Gold Medal – International Wine & Spirit Competition: Charming, delicate aromas of raspberry, orange peel, strawberry, redcurrant and lifted violet, with subtle autolytic notes of brioche. The elegant mineral structure is supported by fresh, zesty acidity, a soft mousse and a long, lingering finish.

2014 Champagne Jacquart Blanc de Blancs

92 pts – Wine Spectator: This balanced Champagne frames a round and expressive range of ripe green apple and pineapple fruit, candied ginger and biscuit notes with a firm and integrated spine of citrusy acidity. Lacy in texture, with a minerally finish.

2014 Champagne Jacquart Mono Cru Cepage Chouilly

The nose reveals notes of pear, candied lemon, and acacia flowers. On the palate, the Champagne has good balance that allows to appreciate the harmony in which each element of Champagne finds its right place. A pure chalk sensation unfolds in the palate, very tactile and tasty, creamy and melted.

2016 Champagne Jacquart Mono Cru Villers Marmery Brut

The nose shows seductive freshness. It is redolent of citron zest and a waft of meadow flowers, rounded out by orchard fruits and fresh nose. The palate displays notes of mentholated verbena, spring flowers and citrus fruits. The final sensation recalls nature in all its fresh, radiant glory.

2010 Champagne Jacquart Cuvee Alpha Brut

95 pts – Huon Hooke (The Real Review): Fullish straw-yellow colour with a dried herb, savoury, straw and hay bouquet, which seems to need time in the glass (or the bottle) to develop and open. It’s rich and full in the mouth, showing good concentration and amplitude, the aftertaste lingering long after the wine has gone. The mouth flavours include lemon and gardenia, superbly underlined by vibrant acidity.

2010 Champagne Jacquart Cuvee Alpha Rosé

90 pts – Gilbert & Gaillard: Orangy-pink. Refined nose intermixing red berry fruits and citrus notes. Ample, closely-integrated palate displaying wonderful balance of fullness and freshness. A delicious, persistent rose that works equally well as an aperitif or with elaborate meals.


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