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Hermitage 1989 Grande Champagne Cognac

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This cognac was produced on a small still on this highly regarded estate that grows not just Ugni Blanc but also Folle Blanche grapes. It has a youthful aroma displaying pineapple and grapefruit aromas and drier citrus and herb flavours which are enhanced by the slightly higher strength of this cognac.

Grande Champagne
Volume (cl):
70 cl
Vintage / Age:
% Alcohol:
Presentation Box

Additional Information

Roasted walnuts and some pineapple, a little pepper with oak and spices
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
This is still a young cognac and there is a developing pineapple, walnut, spice, banana and medlar fruits complexity on the palate. Good balance and very long on the palate. This is at an ideal strength for the cognac.
Grape Variety:
Mainly Ugni Blanc but some Folle Blanche is also known to be available and used in this cognac
Reduction & 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
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