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LES RICEYS

CHAMPAGNE JACQUES DEFRANCE

CHAMPAGNE JACQUES DEFRANCESince 1867, four generations have succeeded each other in renowned climates.
Louis, Roger, Jacques and, today, Christophe Defrance, draw from their terroirs the best blends. Beyond the sparkling pearls, the DEFRANCE family has for many years the privilege and the art of vinifying the famous Rosé Wine of Riceys. The estate consists mainly of pinot noir and Chardonnay grapes.
Christophe Defrance in collaboration with his wife Marie-Dominique for about twenty years, and more recently with his daughter Anne-Sophie, have evolved cultural practices to extract all the riches of their land of belonging in respect of nature and the terroir.
Today, insecticides, antibotrytis and herbicides are no longer used and all soils are cultivated mechanically. Since 2017, the Champagne Jacques DEFRANCE is certified Terra Vitis. La Maison offers:
Vintage Brut 2007: a reference in its region. With intense aromas of almond, very well dosed, elegant and structured, very fine with floral and fruity notes, this round and pleasant Champagne has a fine and abundant foam.
Brut Tradition: fruity and fine, a large and mature cuvée with notes of lily and pear.
Brut Exception (100 % pinot blanc): fresh with notes of dried fruit, acacia flowers, apricot, peach and pineapple; it reveals a persistent foam.
Brut Rosé: gourmet, it develops notes of small red fruits at maturity. Nice fresh and fruity finish.
The Rosé Wine of Riceys 2010: light and silky colour, subtle and persistent nose with aromas of strawberry and plum jam. The mouth is supple with shades of blackberries and kirschés fruit.
You can also discover Native Solera-Brut, Native Extra-Brut, Native Rosé-Brut, cuvée Brut Excellence (100% pinot noir), Brut Prestige and Brut nature.

Adresse :


Christophe Defrance

28, rue de la Plante 10340 Les Riceys
03 25 29 32 20
E-mail : champagne-jacques-defrance@wanadoo.fr
Topfrenchwines website : www.topfrenchwines.com/champagnejacquesdefrance
Personal website : www.champagnejacquesdefrance.com



THE MOST IMPORTANT


Vintages in sale
Brut Tradition, Brut Nature, Brut Prestige, Brut Excellence Blanc de Noirs, Brut Exception Pur Pinot Blanc, Brut Millésimé 2004, 2007 and 2008, and the Native Extra-Brut, Solera Brut and rosé Brut.
Established
1867
Average annual
80 000 bottles
Surface
12 ha
Vine Age
40 years
Soil and exposure
Clay-limestone soil, multiple exhibitions: diversity of plots spread over 10 steep hillsides valleys.
Grape Variety
77% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay and 3% Pinot Blanc
Winemaking
Pneumatic pressing, traditional vinification in thermoregulated stainless steel vats, and vinification/ageing in oak barrels for part of Chardonnay musts. Malolactic fermentation.
Characteristics
The Pinot Noir Champagnes are racy, fine, fruity and structured. Minerality, elegance at maturity, with citrus aromas for Chardonnays, and roundness and power for Pinots Blancs.
Wine and food pairing
Roasted scallops and anise brown potion on Brut Prestige, caramelized pineapple carpaccio and bourbon ice with a Pinot Blanc, Brut Exception – Cuvée Blanc de Blancs Solera-Brut and its turbot filet with white butter.
Prices
17.30 to 42 €

REFERENCES

References in France
Others references
Guides Dussert-Gerber, Gault & Millau, Millésimes... Gold Medals: Cuvée Native Extra-Brut at the Concours Terre de Vins 2019 and the Brut Exception at the 8th Chalenge Miami 2019.
National and export sales (%)
France : 80 - Export : 20
Main trading partners
Japan, Taiwan, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, USA ...
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