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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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  • Jean Grosperrin -1989- Petite Champagne 35cl

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    "I like the freshness and the structure of this cognac on the palate, long and fruity, still on the young side but with a good persistence," Andreas Larsson, 2008.

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    Excl. Tax: €57.50 Incl. Tax: €69.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1980- Grande Champagne 35cl

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Young yellow colour. Powerful and expressive nose (Folle Blanche?), light tobacco notes.
    This cognac needs to breathe in order to fully express its complexity.
    Almond and white flower nose.
    Clean, vanilla and smooth on the palate. First rancios.

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    Excl. Tax: €70.83 Incl. Tax: €85.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1968- Fins Bois 35cl

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    "Very clear colour. The nose is very peppery and lemony, with later notes of violet and coffee and then of smoke. It is light and fresh, very slightly rough, and savoury on the palate, with the alcohol still sensible, and a constantly present mineral texture. It is a very fine product resulting from Fins Bois in calcareous soil. A discrete, secret and fine cognac," Le Rouge et le Blanc, 2001.
    Reduced.

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    Excl. Tax: €107.50 Incl. Tax: €129.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1961- Borderies

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Ample, spicy, complex nose. Palate: progressive attack, marked by soft spiced notes and subsequent wood notes (cedar, conifers, mushrooms). Cognac of the mouth and the throat. Spicy finish.
    Reduced.

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    Excl. Tax: €118.33 Incl. Tax: €142.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1958- Petite Champagne 35 cl

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    An old cognac which will astonish you by its complexity.
    Awarded 91/100 by Livets Goda (Sweden, 2008).          
    Reduced.

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    Excl. Tax: €287.50 Incl. Tax: €345.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1944- Grande Champagne 35 cl

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Same origin and history as the 1944 FINS BOIS. The feminine softness of the Grande Champagne area is confirmed here. Give it time to reveal itself; you will discover a delicate union between the stripped tannins of its roughness and the refinement of the flavours of the cognac.
    Rough from cask.

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    Excl. Tax: €357.50 Incl. Tax: €429.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1944- Bons Bois

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Awarded 94/100 by Livets Goda (Sweden, 2008).
    Unusual in this “cru” because of its lightness and its density. An astonishing vitality, smooth and round with a prune mouthfeel that will stay in your memory for a long time. The "petits crus" have also their wonders!
    Rough from cask.

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    Excl. Tax: €508.33 Incl. Tax: €610.00

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