This is the truest house style that you can get. The flavours are intense and this is unusually accentuated by the higher strength. Pineapple syrup, roasted walnuts, vanilla - the complexity is so complete that it is difficult not to enthuse about this great cognac.
|Aroma||Violet, liquorice, gingerbread, cinnamon, candied orange all wrapped up in sandalwood.|
|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 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||Powerful, elegant, almost spicy finishing with a velvety and delicate rancio.|
|Grape Variety||Ugni Blanc|
|Reduction and Strength||None, apart from the very young cognacs the firm does not believe in the need for reduction. 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|
|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|