In Champagne, it is customary to say that years ‘ending in 2’ are promising and 2012 is certainly no exception. With a variety of weather hazards initially setting the tempo, the Champagne wine region subsequently reached optimal cruising speed starting in August, which produced delicate, radiantly-styled wines.

Blended from 52% Chardonnay and 48% Pinot noir, our 2012 Vintage Alpha Blanc label stems from a careful selection of perfectly balanced wines grown entirely in six Grand Cru classified villages – Avize, Cramant and Oger, in the Côte des Blancs, for the Chardonnays and Aÿ, Verzenay and Verzy, in the Montagne de Reims, for the Pinots Noirs.

This match made in heaven and its painstaking 10-year maturation process lend it floral, candied lemon and praline notes offering a highly aromatic approach to Champagne. 2012 Alpha Blanc reveals its tropical fruit and marzipan flavours with abundant elegance, its stellar balance underscored by fine acidity with no austerity.

“Alpha 2012 Vintage’s signature style is one of mature, composed expression. This is a harmonious Champagne that has successfully turned time to its advantage, using its decade-long stay in the cellar to hone its mouthfeel and now achieve extensive length on the palate” – Joëlle Weiss, Champagne Jacquart winemaker.

There is no doubt whatsoever that this delicate, open Champagne makes a marvellous companion for special occasions, enhancing delicacies such as truffles and scallops, but also more unconventional pairings such as tandoori veal.


The 2012 Alpha Blanc has already found favour with those who have tried it, scoring 92/100 at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

“The strength of the Pinot noir, the freshness of the Chardonnay and the patina of time have shaped the character of the winery’s flagship offering” – L’Express