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January 16, 2018

Jacquesson and Selosse in La Revue du Vin de France, Feb 2018

If premium cuvées from a single lieu-dit or vintage cuvées constitute the height of the champenoise production, it is the simple brut non-vintage which incarnates the spirit and style of each domain or house. Most of the time these bruts non-vintage come from the last year’s harvest blended with vins de réserve. They are usually…

January 5, 2018

MW Tim Atkin on Vintage 2016 Chez Voillot

England’s Master of Wine Tim Atkin just returned from his annual tasting in Burgundy and published the preliminary edition of Burgundy Report 2016 with ratings only. The full edition with notes will follow later this month. “Despite the vintage’s mixed reputation, there are plenty of delicious 2016s on offer, showing elegance and precision. The wines…

January 1, 2018

Well-deserved press for Cuvée 740

Review: Jacquesson ‘Cuvée 740’ Extra Brut NV VinePair, December 2017 In the blink of an eye, we’re preparing to ring in a new year once again. While 2017 had its fair share of trials and tribulations, there’s plenty to celebrate as well, which is why everyone is out hunting down some bubbly to pop when…

October 3, 2017

Rise of Chardonnay in Willamette Valley

Great piece in the new Wine & Spirits from Elaine Chukan Brown about the changing face of Chardonnay in the Central Willamette Valley. Includes plenty of well-deserved coverage for our pioneering friends at Walter Scott and St. Innocent Wineries .

July 20, 2017

Harvest 2017 News

As we approach the end of 2017, we propose to review the past season and the profile of this vintage. The vegetation woke early in late March, and unfortunately many of our plots suffered from frost damage. In total, more than 40% of crop was lost in the morning of April 20th. A slowdown in…

April 24, 2017

Frost Hits French Vineyards

Dear Roy, [In response to severe July 10th hail in Beaujolais]. So far everything is okay. We’re crossing our fingers every vintage! Frost damage was negligible, no hail damage yet, good yields, disease pressure low. Life is good. Thanks for your concern. Have a great summer! Cheers, Kerrie de Boissieu Château de Lavernette Wednesday, July…

April 19, 2017

1996 Champagne Retrospective

Peter Liem recently blind tasted 45 Champagnes from 1996, all but one sourced directly from producers. Only eight wines, including selections from Jacquesson and Lilbert-fils, were given a top rating. Among the very best wines of the tasting were Louis Roderer’s Cristal and Cristal Rosé, Philliponat’s Clos des Goisses, and Salon; alongside these were the…

April 4, 2017

Letter from Jacquesson on the release of Cuvée 740

Dear Vintage ’59 Team, You will not find cépages details anymore on our brochures, back labels and other documents. The Cuvée 700 can be considered as the Wine of the Domaine as it represents on average 95% of the production. It means that the % of cépages does not vary a lot; 50% + chardonnay,…

March 22, 2017

Domaine Les Bastides in the news

The March issue of La Revue du Vin de France (that country’s top wine magazine) did a feature on producers in Provence and singled out Carole Salen from Domaine Les Bastides. Here’s what they said: In Puy-Sainte-Réparade, Domaine Les Bastides has belonged to the Salen family since 1967. Jean Salen was one of those rare…