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Hermitage 1988 Grande Champagne Cognac by Hermitage Chez Richon

Hermitage 1988 Grande Champagne Cognac by Hermitage Chez Richon
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Grande Champagne
70 cl
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Presentation Box
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Cognac Masters 2013 - Gold Award

The predominant house style of Chez Richon shows through in this cognac although it is rather sweeter and spicier than others from this house

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Aroma Roasted walnuts and some pineapple, a little pepper with oak and spices
Distillation Small estate and well known family in the area. Distillation is on a small still with a relatively straight sided still head which minimizes rectification. This together with a fairly heavy lees enables maximum wine flavours. The producer does not have to rely on negociant sales so has been able to concentrate on his own style
Flavour Different from other cognacs from this estate.The cognac has some quite spicy tones but is also slightly sweeter than the others. The flavour is reminiscent of roasted walnuts, spice and toffee
Grape Variety Mainly Ugni Blanc but some Folle Blanche is also known to be available and used in this cognac
Reduction and Strength Ageing in Grande Champagne is usually the slowest of all the crus allowing the spirit to be in contact with the wood for the greatest period. Some water is added but no additives are used, the water is added very slowly and aged before bottling
Viticulture The soil here is flatter than that around Segonzac and the Coniacian chalk is similar to that on which the town of Cognac is built. The weather here is at its most even with only nominal extremes of hot and cold and low rain fall. Vines are Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche