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Cognac Regions

Cognac is rarely born of a single eau-de-vie or a single growing area, but generally from a blend of different ages and crus, sometimes up to a hundred of them.

It can be made also exclusively from certain “cru”, for example exclusively from “Grande Champagne”, but of different ages.

Grande Champagne : about 13,000 hectares of clay and compact chalk soil. The Grande Champagne cru is located around the town of Segonzac. It produces a very fine, high-quality Cognac. It is known as the Premier Cru du Cognac.

Petite Champagne : some 16,000 hectares of clay and a more compact chalky layer of soil. Petit Champagne is very much of the same quality, but a touch lighter. It’s vineyards lie to the south-west and south-east of Grande Champagne.

Fine Champagne : The blending of Grande and Petite Champagne with a minimum of 50% of Grande Champagne is called “Fine Champagne”.

Borderies : only 4,000 hectares of unique soil on the plateau above Charente river. The eau de vie has a slight nutty taste. Borderies, which lie around the town of Burie (north-west of City of Cognac), is the smallest of the crus in the terms of acreage. Eaux-de-vie from Borderies has rich, flowery aromas and it is known as "…Cognac that ladies prefer".

Fins Bois : 37,000 hectares of soil. characterized by quick aging environment. A subtle flowery bouquet characterizes this eau de vie. The largest, and by far the intriguing cru, is Fins Bois. Geographically, it rings the other three crus. It lies, approximately, in the triangle between the towns of Rouilliac, Matha and Pons. It has a rich, full, strong aromas with a touch of the maritime climate.

Bons Bois : less chalky but more earthy soil of 16,000 hectares that is well reflected in the eau de vie.

Bois Ordinaires et Bois Communs (Bois a Terroir); 30,000 hectares of soil influenced by the Atlantic climate. Bons Bois and Bois Ordinaires are the exterior crus heavily influenced by the climate of the Atlantic ocean. They contribute less and less to the overall production of Cognac but are, nevertheless, known to produce some interesting Cognacs.

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  • - Château de Montifaud - XO MAJESTIC

    This lovely decanter was created in 2016. Remarkable aromas of dried fruits and, in particular, grilled almonds. Great freshness and not too tannic.

    XO MAJESTIC of Château de Montifaud with its gift box.

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    Excl. Tax: €81.25 Incl. Tax: €97.50

  • Château de Montifaud - Héritage Louis Vallet

    Cask strength Eau de Vie 45-50 years old.
    Blend of eaux de vie between 1947 and 1955.

    Antic bottle verre soufflé. Gift box on request with extra cost.

    The eaux-de-vie used for this blend go back to 1947 to 1955, and are matured in oak barrels. When ageing has reached its peak, this cognac will be put into Glass Dame Jeanne (also called DemiJohns) in order to stop maturation. Learn More
    Excl. Tax: €124.17 Incl. Tax: €149.00

  • Château de Montifaud - Réserve Spéciale Michel Vallet

    Special Reserve Michel Vallet : (Helios decanter)

    The hints of linden flowers remain very present whereas the flowers on the vine have almost disappeared. There are dreied flowers and vanilla.

    In the mouth : apricot and plum. Not aggressive to the palate but the wood is more perceptible than in the VSOP.
     

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    Excl. Tax: €45.83 Incl. Tax: €55.00

  • Château de Montifaud - XO -

    Remarkable aromas of dried fruits and, in particular, grilled almonds. Great freshness and not too tannic.

    Ariane bottle with its gift box.

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    Excl. Tax: €54.33 Incl. Tax: €65.20

  • Château de Montifaud - XO - Kéops

    Remarkable aromas of dried fruits and, in particular, grilled almonds. Great freshness and not too tannic.

    XO of Château de Montifaud is proposed in four presentations.

    Kéops decanter with its gift box.

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    Excl. Tax: €68.33 Incl. Tax: €82.00

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  • Cognac Château de Montifaud - XO - Helios

    Remarkable aromas of dried fruits and, in particular, grilled almonds. Great freshness and not too tannic. 

    XO of Château de Montifaud is proposed in four presentations.

    Helios decanter with its gift box.

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    Excl. Tax: €67.50 Incl. Tax: €81.00

  • COGNAC LE REVISEUR EXTRA ORIGIN

    For Cognac Extra Origin, the Cellar master of the estate Le Réviseur , has selected the most venerable eaux de vie from the Domaines Francis Abecassis.

    'I chose them for their superb strength and richness, remarquable after the many years they've spent in Limousin oak barrels' , explains the cellar master

    One will uncover in the foundation mix the elemental personality of REVISEUR Cognacs, magnified by remarkable aging.

    ORIGIN alcohol content has been naturally diminished over the years, showing what the specialists say is the ideal cask strength of 45% Alc/vol. Learn More

    Excl. Tax: €315.83 Incl. Tax: €379.00

  • Estève - Réserve de la Famille

    Jacques Esteve offer to trusted connoisseurs and all those who search for the ultimate in quality and authenticity for which his family is renowned.

    A Cognac many times recognized and awarded: 2000 2011– GOLD Concours des Vignerons indépendants de France 2006 – GOLD Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2009 – SILVER Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2010 – Bronze Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2010 – SILVER Concours des Vignerons Indépendants de France Learn More
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  • Jean Grosperrin -1965- Petite Champagne

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Do you remember the Petite Champagne 1962 at 62.8°? This batch from 1965 was produced by the same person, distilled in the same alambic and aged in the same cellar. Like those of 1961, 1962 and 1964, this cognac comes from a family who has been located close to the village of Châteauneuf for nearly 80 years. This remarkable cognac was distilled in an old still of 10 HL powered by coal briquette. The records were particularly well kept and they were confirmed by C14 dating.

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  • Jean Grosperrin -1973- Cognac de Collection Petite Champagne

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Powerful floral and honey aroma. It is light and frank on the palate, with a liquorice and ginger finish.

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    Excl. Tax: €165.83 Incl. Tax: €199.00

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