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mercredi 30 janvier 2013

Finally... the Sun

After the snow and cold for two weeks and the sudden return of wet winter earlier in the week with 14°C in the afternoon, the rain almost continuously falling and winds, we finally had some sunshine and blue sky this afternoon.

After a short break due to weather conditions, pruning started again earlier this week with the thaw.

Wintery Landscape

A heavy snow fell Monday, January 21st in the late afternoon and part of the night, covering the vines, trees and roads with a thick white coat (5cm on top).

January, 22nd - Saint Vincent

Tuesday January, 22nd was a bank holiday for everyone who work in the vineyards of Champagne. St. Vincent, patron saint of winegrowers was honored. A mass was given to thank Saint Vincent for the previous harvest and to protect the vines for the coming year. Brioche and new wine were blessed.

This year, for the first time apparently "Saint Vincent stick" was held by a winegrower living in Branscourt and perhaps the most snowy one for a long time.

"Saint Vincent stick"

After the mass, we came back to Janvry for the traditional cup of good cheer.

Flag of the "Brotherhood of Auche" (Confrérie de l'Auche) established in 1984.

samedi 19 janvier 2013

Saturday's walk

Last night, we had 3 to 4cm (1.2 to 1.6 inches) of snowfall, after temperature approching -10°C midweek. 

Many thanks to Romain for the pictures!

mardi 15 janvier 2013

White wake up

As announced by Météo France, the snow made ​​its arrival last night and this morning we woke up with about 10 cm (almost 4 inches) of snow. A winter landscape is good and a bit of blue sky and sun make an appearance occasionally.

Snowfall is still expected today. Pruning will wait a few days!

Happy New Year 2013!

Best Wishes for the new year

Brand New Cuvée - L'Intrigante

Following the news for this season: a new vintage vinified and aged in oak barrels: L'Intrigante.

This new cuvée is numbered and limited to 230 copies sold in a deluxe box by the unit. To find out, visit the Intrigante page our website.

Lights on... Brut Rosé

Assembly and Winemaking
85% Pinot Meunier
15% Pinot Noir
With a rigorous selection of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier vinified in red wine and then blended

Tasting Notes
To the eye, its pink and orange color and its fine bubbles bring you to fruit notes.
View confirms the nose with aromas of red fruits (such as raspberries and strawberries).
The mouth, round, smooth and persistent reflects harmoniously the nose.

Food and Wine Matching
The Cuvée Brut Rosé will reveal its aromas as an aperitif, during a sunny afternoon or on a fruit dessert.

Tasting and Conservation advice 
Serve between 8 ° and 10 °

This Cuvée is also available in half bottle and magnum.

Lights on... Brut Tradition

Assembly and Winemaking
85% Pinot Meunier
15% Pinot Black
40% of reserve wines which ensure the style continuity

Tasting Notes
To the eye, a pretty pale gold color with fine and dynamic bubbles.
The nose is intense and fruity.
Mouth, round and lively at the same time, is well balanced and suggests a good length.

Food and Wine Matching
Brut Tradition can ideally be served as an aperitif but also at any hour of the afternoon.

Tasting and Conservation advice 
Serve between 8 ° and 10 °

This cuvée is also available in half-bottles and magnums. Cuvée Tradition exists also as semy-dry perfect accompaniment to foie gras or dessert.

New range, New labels

After almost 20 years, we decided to change the labels of the range of Champagne Jacky Martin. The new labels are now available on the Brut Tradition and Brut Rosé Cuvée. The new Brut Reserve's label will be sold in early 2013.

Brut Tradition

Brut Rosé

The new range

We hope you enjoy these new labels as much as we do and remember that only the lablels have evolved, our wines stay the same!

More photos on the website

New 5 Caps box Champagne Jacky Martin

We are pleased to introduce our first new novelty:

The 5 Capsules box Champagne Jacky Martin

The kit is available for sale at the winery and sent by post (for rate please contact us)

Lights on... Brut Réserve

Blend and Winemaking
Careful blend of three grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir
20 months minimum ageing in the cellars

Tasting Notes
At the sight of golden yellow color with fine bubbles and a persistent bubble stream.
On the nose, subtle aromas of white flowers and vanilla.
The palate is delicate and fruity with notes of white fruit.

Food and Wine Matching
Will ideally unfold all its aromas as an aperitif or fish and shellfish.

Tasting and Conservation advice
Serve between 8 ° and 10 °. Keep away from light and keep at constant temperature.