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.
Gerhard Eichelmann, Guide Champagne 2021, World Class Producer
Link to the Champagne Jacquesson website