Champagne Cuvee 734 Degorgement Tardif
Since Jacquesson has moved to the philosophy of only releasing the 7-series wine every year, they decided to hold some back each year for an extended aging period on the lees and to release this wine as 'dégorgement tardif'. The 734 is based on the 2006 vintage.
The 2006 growing season saw a cold and snowy winter, a mild but stormy spring, a summer that was very warm to start with but which finished cold and rainy. It was necessary to sort quite strictly but the Chardonnays were very fine and the Pinots vinous and powerful. The blend was 54% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir and 26% Pinot Meunier with reserve wines comprising 27% of the whole.
The total release of the 734 DT is 15,435 bottles and 757 magnums, kept on their lees for more than seven years before disgorgement in October 2014.