A Cognac may be sold only when its youngest eau-de-vie reaches a minimum of two and a half years old, as of the first day of October following the harvest of the grapes.
Only the years of storage in oak barrels count to determine its age.
Once transferred into glass, the Cognac stops maturing. It stands still.
A V.S.O.P ( for Very Superior Old Pale), also called Reserve, is a cognac which youngest eau-de-vie is between four and a half and six and a half years old.
After ageing in new oak, this Cognac spends several years in barrel in the traditional cellars in Ambleville. This Cognac has a highly original personality thanks to a fruity bouquet combining finesse and subtlety.