Founded in 1798, Jacquesson has a very long history. Its fame grew following that Jacquesson was once a favourite of Napoleon, who bestowed upon the house a gold medal for its fine cellars. Jacquesson also once employed Johann-Joseph Krug as cellar master, before he left in 1843 to form his own house.
But despite more than 200 years of history, Jacquesson has become a revolutionary among Champagne’s established houses, under the leadership of brothers Laurent and Jean-Hervé Chiquet, who took over from their father in the 1980’s. Since early 2023 Jacquesson was integrated in the for wine connaisseurs well know Artemis group.
Jacquesson has adopted a herbicide-free, terroir-based philosophy. It also retired, after 150 years, its non-vintage blend and replaced it with a groundbreaking single-vintage-based cuvée (the 700 series), which changes yearly (continuous numeration). And next came its terroir-based cuvées, an unprecedented move for a traditional house which is considered to be today one of the very best in Champagne. The annual production is limited to 300’000 bottles.