Thursday, April 26, 2007

Jacquesson Cuvée no. 731

Napoleóns favourite

This is certainly not your average champagne. Champagne from this maison created in 1798, became the favourite of Emperor Napoléon 1er, who served it on the occassion of his marriage to Marie-Louise of Austria.

It is made from Chardonnay (52%) Pinot (31%) and Pinot Meunier (17%).

I certainly understand why Napoleón liked its wonderful grape character and finesse. I do not know whether it is recommended to the salmon with pink pepper, but for us it worked perfectly.

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