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Champagne Ployez-Jacquemart

Cuvée Granite

Laurence Ployez et Raimonds Tomsons

1930-2020, 90 years of dedication of three generations where each one brought his signature.

Yvonne Jacquemart, founder and daughter of a woman winegrower in Ludes, brought kindness, excellence and courage to found the house Champagne Ployez-Jacquemart with her husband. Marcelle Ployez, architect, infused the artistic side with the creation of the logo and shaped the domain a very high level of attention to detail and rigor. Her son, Gérard Ployez, supported by his wife, created the identity of the house's champagnes by highlighting his expertise during the vinification of the cuvées.

Nowadays, Laurence shares everything her father has passed on to her, scrupulously respecting the heritage while developing creativity, sensitivity and elegance in the wines on offer.
“Granite”, symbol of solidity, is the combination of different minerals, but also symbol of 90 years of marriage. Nowadays it is the union of three grape varieties, a dozen of wines stem-
ming from the Reims Mountain and the Côte des Blancs area for 90 years.

This unique cuvee represents the memory of Champagne Ployez-Jacquemart through the blend of great vintages: 1976 – 1982 – 1983 – 1988 – 1990 – 1995 – 1996 – 1999 – 2000 – 2004 – 2011 - 2012 and 2013. All these vintages give the cuvée powerfulness and a very great complexity. To balance the richness of this champagne, 41% of the blend did not undergo malolactic fermentation. An Extra Brut dosage lets the wine express all its aromas and freshness.

Over Granite, beautiful encounters, collusion, complicity between sommeliers, passionate about fine wines and beautiful things. Like the collaboration of the Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne with  Japanese artist, Champagne lover, Tsuyoshi Hirano, who worked for major French company in the world of fashion and the press. “How I wondered when I took the very first sip of Ployez-Jacquemart for its delicate yet bold taste. It brought to my mind the memory of fertile soil, the solid contact with that Champagne grown, one crafted with every attention to detail, imbued with the lightness of dance. I was drawn to express this Maison with beautiful petals, and I wanted them to dance in the breeze.  I believe the petals reflect the sensitivity, beauty and richness of this dancing Champagne, born of these spirits gathered into one.  I am so happy to have met Laurence and her colleagues who value teamwork. Congratulations on the 90th anniversary!”


Also tasted by Raimonds Tomsons

Visual aspect: straw-yellow hue, intense, dazzling. A distinct bead on the surface. The bubbles are fine and persistent and suggest a rich and tense wine.
Nose: ample, fine and delicate. The discreet bouquet of white fruits and citrus evokes lemon zest and fresh apple, almond hint. Dried white flowers give an airy impression. Some mineral notes with aeration. The olfactory ensemble is very young and pure.
Palate: confirms the general impression. The taste sensation at first taste is tense and light, evolving on a structured and racy mid-palate. On retro-olfaction, notes of citrus and candied fruit mingle with honey notes. Long finish.
Pairing: as an aperitif; a bar carpaccio with salicornia.
Comment: it is a harmonious champagne.