Ployez-Jacquemart

  • Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France
  • “...one of the best-kept secrets in the realm of world class bubbly. The wines have never varied from their classic, complex and beautifully balanced style that emphasizes stunning purity of fruit, superb minerality, gentle leesy tones, very refined mousse and simply stunning complexity.”

    -John Gilman, View From the Cellar

Laurence Ployez is a third-generation winemaker at her family's estate, which was established in 1930. Ployez-Jacquemart owns 2.15 hectares of Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards in Ludes and Mailly-Champagne in the Montagne de Reims, known for its classic chalk slopes; in addition, Laurence purchases Premier Cru and Grand Cru grapes from 12 hectares of vineyards from growers that the family has worked with for over 20 years. All of the work in the vineyards is done by hand, from the beginning of the growing season until the grapes are harvested.

Unlike most producers in Champagne, she strives to keep the characteristic of each vintage even in her NV blends and only uses a very small amount of reserve wine, if any at all. Only first press juice goes into the Ployez-Jacquemart wines. A light filtration is used for wines produced in vats, but no filtration is used on wines aged in wooden barrels. The wines undergo a very slow bottle fermentation in a 25-meter-deep cellar, giving them extremely fine bubbles. Wines are aged nose-to-punt, or sur pointe, in lieu of being aged on their side; aging sur pointe provides the antioxidative and aging benefits of the lees while not allowing the wines to become too rich from the lees contact. When the wines are ready to be disgorged, after up to 12 years in the cellar, only a very minimal dosage is added, typically 3-4grams per liter. Ployez-Jacquemart's goal is to leave the structure of each wine intact, allowing the true character and personality of the harvest to shine through. 

Ployez-Jacquemart is regularly recognized as a top producer by Peter Liem, Jancis Robinson, Revue de Vin de FranceView from the CellarThe Wine Advocate, and The Wine Spectator

www.ployez-jacquemart.fr

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DB0113-NV
93 WS
Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Extra Quality Brut
NV
Chardonnay
25% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier, and 50% Chardonnay and 25% exclusively from Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards. Aged for a minimum of... Read More
France

DB0220-NV
Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Extra Brut Rosé
NV
Pinot Meunier
Based on the 2015 vintage. 39% Chardonnay, 51% Pinot Noir, plus 10% still Pinot Noir from Avenay, which was aged in oak barrels.  
France

DB8581-NV
JG:94+ WA:94 WS:93
Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne "Granite" Extra Brut
NV
Chardonnay
Champagne Ployez-Jacquemart celebrated it 90th anniversary in 2020. To mark this occasion, Laurence Ployez began planning years ago, a... Read More
France

DB9344-12
Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut
2012
Chardonnay
A blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Meunier from 1er Cru Ludes and Grand Cru Mailly, on the north of the Grand Montagne.
France

DB9343-08
Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs
2008
Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay from 1er Cru and Grand Cru vineyards in Reims and the Côte des Blancs. The variety and quality of the different Chardonnay... Read More
France

DB0603-NV
Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Extra Brut Vintage Chardonnay
An equal blend of 1/3 each Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier from Grand Cru and 1er Cru vineyards: Cuis, Cramant, Oger, Mesnil sur... Read More
France

DB0223-00
Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Liesse d'Harbonville
2000
Pinot Meunier
Very limited.   Ployez-Jacquemart’s Tête de Cuvée. Primary fermentation takes place in 225L casks (2nd and 3rd year). 70%... Read More
France

DB9347-08
Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Millesime Extra Brut
2008
Chardonnay
50% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir and 25% Meunier. 2008 is a fantastic vintage in Champagne and this wine has perfect balance and elegance. It... Read More
France