My first tasting of Champagne Jacquart was at New York Champagne Week in 2017, the day after I ran my first (and so far only) marathon. I considered it my reward for 42 kilometres of hell… and while I haven’t pumped out another marathon yet, I have popped quite a few more bottles of Jacquart since.
In fact, since that first tasting, I have regularly used the Champagne Jacquart Brut Mosaïque in my tasting events because it is so approachable and enjoyable.
To show just how enjoyable this wine is, I shared a taste of the Jacquart Brut Mosaïque with my man who doesn’t drink because he doesn’t like the taste of alcohol. But he was curious enough after listening to me talk about the range (while I set up the photos) to ask for a taste… and he ended up really enjoying this cuvee (and even asked for more!)
Everyone always enjoys it AND while it is generally priced at $75 a bottle, you can often buy the Champagne Jacquart Brut Mosaïque from Vintage Cellars in a 2 for $100 bundle or simply on sale for around $50 each making it exceptional value. Stock up when it’s on sale.
Mosaique is French for mosaic, which refers to a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small pieces. In context for this wine range, it represents the 1,800 growers, 2,200 hectares of vineyards, and more than 1,200 wines of which the finest 60 are selected every year to produce the Mosaique series.
Champagne Jacquart is a young brand (founded in 1964) when 30 wine makers came together to pool their vineyards to produce one label. It is now one of the largest co-operatives in the Champagne region, belonging to Alliance Champagne Group with three production sites located in the Montagne de Reims (at Ay Grand Cru), the Vallee de la Marne (Chateau Thierry), and the Cote des Bar (near Les Riceys, famous for its triple AOC of Champagne, Coteaux Champenois and Rose des Riceys).
Jacquart Brut Mosaïque Tasting Notes
Bubble & Flute Review
In a word… easy
In a sentence… The champagne style is fresh, elegant and chardonnay-driven which is a really good fit for what drives the house… a free-spirited approach and a joyful, colourful vision of life.
Moment or mood…I opened this bottle on a Sunday afternoon after watching the Aussie Diamonds beat New Zealand in the Constellation Cup (if you are from Canada or North America, this is a netball game – the leading women’s sport in Australia). I felt like I owed the Aussie team a toast so I popped a bottle, but I was never going to finish a bottle on my own in one arvo… instead, I managed to enjoy a few tastings over a week, at different times of the day, and in different places. The wine definitely changed over the week, but it was still easy drinking for each tasting… from a Sunday afternoon toast around the pool to a mid-week after-work glass while I was cooking dinner, and finally alongside an after-lunch cheese platter.
Where to buy it… all good wine retailers. Expect to pay about $75 a bottle but it is often on sale for $50.
*Bubble & Flute Champagne Style – Fresh & Crisp
Wine Expert Reviews
Tyson Stelzer… ‘This is a clean, crowd-pleasing blend. It speaks in articulate notes of lemon, pear, red apple, honey, cinnamon and toasted brioche. Fresh and supple in flavour, with a gentle, tangy acid line and chalk-mineral mouthfeel, there’s a long, fruity finish with the suggestion of candied fruit.’ 90 Points
Wine Enthusiast, Roger Voss… “Partially from Grand Cru vineyards in the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs, this wine is soft, ripe and balanced, with a ripe dosage that contrasts with citrus acidity. It has a fine, cool texture.” 87 Points
Official Tasting Notes from Jacquart
Eye…Pale yellow with tints of white gold and jade highlights and a stream of fine bubbles.
Nose…Fresh and delicate, with notes of white fruits, pear and peach, fresh apricot and white flowers with roses. Dried fruit aromas reveal it is starting to mature.
Palate… Lush, generous and creamy. Beautiful exuberance driven by white fruits and lemon zest notes on the finish.
Food pairings… Prawns grilled or marinated, Kebabs with sweetbreads, Poached white peaches with merveilles
The Technical Details
35% Pinot Noir
A blend of 60 villages with a focus on the grand crus of the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims
Dosage – 9 g/l
Fermentation – Alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled tanks, malolactic fermentation
Aged – for a minimum of 3 years on lees
Reserve wines – 25 – 35% reserve wines
Total annual production – total house production is 1.2 million bottles
Bubble & Flute Champagne Style – Fresh & Crisp
Have you tried the Jacquart Brut Mosaïque? Let me know what you think and next time you’re drinking it, post a pic and tag @bubbleandflute #happychamper.
*Bubble & Flute Champagne Style Guide
After more than a decade of champagne tastings with everyone from beginners to fully-fledged champs-snobs, I have developed a theory that everyone has a basic, favourite style of champagne they’ll always choose over everything else.
I have developed my Bubble & Flute Champagne Style to reveal your champagne style and suggest more champagnes to try, based on your style, that I think you are totally going to love!
Once you know your champagne style you will visit wine shops or shop online feeling more confident and comfortable selecting new champagnes because you know and understand what style of champagnes you like most.
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