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N.V. Jacquart Extra Brut Mosaique

Light label condition issue

ITEM 8017668 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
12 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8065993 2 $30 Jan 16, 2022
I8065992 2 $30 Jan 16, 2022
I8024688 10 $35 Dec 12, 2021
I8017669 10 $35 Dec 5, 2021
I8010307 1 $35 Nov 28, 2021
I7999551 3 $35 Nov 14, 2021
I7994380 1 $35 Nov 7, 2021
I7989331 1 $35 Oct 31, 2021
I7984022 5 $35 Oct 24, 2021
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REGION

France, Champagne

Champagne is a small, beautiful wine growing region northeast of Paris whose famous name is misused a million times a day. As wine enthusiasts and all French people are well aware, only sparkling wines produced in Champagne from grapes grown in Champagne can be called Champagne. Sparkling wines produced anywhere else, including in other parts of France, must be called something besides Champagne. Champagne producers are justifiably protective of their wines and the prestige associated with true Champagne. Though the region was growing grapes and making wines in ancient times, it began specializing in sparkling wine in the 17th century, when a Benedictine monk named Dom Pierre Pérignon formulated a set guidelines to improve the quality of the local sparkling wines. Despite legends to the contrary, Dom Pérignon did not “invent” sparkling wine, but his rules about aggressive pruning, small yields and multiple pressings of the grapes were widely adopted, and by the 18th and 19th centuries Champagne had become the wine of choice in fashionable courts and palaces throughout Europe. Today there are 75,000 acres of vineyards in Champagne growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne’s official appellation system classifies villages as Grand Cru or Premier Cru, though there are also many excellent Champagnes that simply carry the regional appellation. Along with well-known international Champagne houses there are numerous so-called “producer Champagnes,” meaning wines made by families who, usually for several or more generations, have worked their own vineyards and produced Champagne only from their own grapes.