Champagne Avize-Champ Caïn
Very limited. Please inquire.
Jacquesson began producing a NV blanc de blancs from its Avize holdings in the late 1940s. When the Chiquet brothers took over, one of their first decisions was to make this a vintage bottling. This enabled them to make a better wine and freed up a terrific source of Grand Cru Chardonnay with which to improve their non-vintage (then the Brut Perfection) in problematic years. Vintage 1990 was the first commercial release, based upon three lieu-dits: La Fosse, Némery, and Champ Caïn.
Beginning with the 2002 vintage, Champ Caïn was pinpointed as the source for the Avize cuvée. This further freed up steady sources of Grand Cru Chardonnay for the 7-series, while permitting Jacquesson to make a wine from an excellent site to reflect a specific terroir. Jacquesson’s parcel of Champ Caïn measures 1.30 hectares (3.2 acres) and was planted in 1962.