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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 -1974- Petite Champagne

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Powerful honey and ripe fruit aroma. It is frank and smooth on the palate, dominated by ginger with a light touch of citrus fruit. Fruity and elegant.
    “The 1974 cought our attention (…), that kept much of the sunshine but added some intriguing caraway notes”, Wine & Spirits, USA, 2006. 

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    Excl. Tax: €154.17 Incl. Tax: €185.00

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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

  • Jean Grosperrin -1971- Grande Champagne Raw from cask

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    2009 release coming from the last unreduced cask! 65°2 of pure happiness with an extraordinary aromatic power. “Sparkling” nose-feel, with some notes of crystallized orange and spices, strong floral presence (jasmine, honeysuckle). Oily feeling in mouth in spite of the strong alcoholic level, surprisingly cooling. The plenitude of the ageing is at its maximum intensity on this non-reduced version. Finishes very long, with a return of spices. Very well-balanced cognac, for aficionados and cognac lovers.

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    Excl. Tax: €232.50 Incl. Tax: €279.00

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  • Jean Grosperrin -1971- Grande Champagne (réduit)

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    "A straightforward cognac," Saveurs, France, 2006. "Elegant nose with notes of hazelnut, chocolate, plum, and cigar box. Very lovely on the palate, fine structure with a nice freshness, mature flavours. Long and complex finish," Andreas Larsson, 2008. Excellent maturity and a certain fullness. The powerfulness of Grande Champagne combines with the maturity of ageing. A cognac to savour over a long time, sip by sip, eyes closed, in the tranquil peace of a late afternoon of November (…). Pure pleasure! Sommelier International, 2009.

    Reduced.

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    Excl. Tax: €204.17 Incl. Tax: €245.00

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  • Jean Grosperrin -1970- Grande Champagne

    Collection Cognac – Artisan Vintage

    Same origin as the Grande Champagne 1980 and 1971. This batch was aged in a very old ORECO warehouse located in Fins Bois. Some barrels were reduced, others were not.

    Reduced.

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    Excl. Tax: €235.83 Incl. Tax: €283.00

  • Jean Grosperrin -1968- Fins Bois

    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: €240.00 Incl. Tax: €288.00

  • 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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    Excl. Tax: €262.50 Incl. Tax: €315.00

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  • Jean Grosperrin -1944- Grande Champagne

    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: €658.33 Incl. Tax: €790.00

  • Jean Grosperrin - N° 67 Fins Bois

    Collection Cognac

    Expressive, mushroom and mocha nose. Powerful and oily on the palate, notes of wood, liquorice. Generous and rich finish, slightly peppery. Rather rustic character.
    Rough from cask.

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    Excl. Tax: €190.83 Incl. Tax: €229.00

  • Jean Grosperrin - N° 24 Grande Champagne

    Les Trésors de La Gabare

    “Dark colour, very sweet and mature nose, dried fruits, prunes, sweet chocolate pralines and some hints of dried flowers, very complex, the palate has good bite, very distinct, an aged sweetness, leather and nutty aromas, really long and rich aftertaste, complex”, Andreas Larsson, 2008.
    Awarded **** by La Revue des Vins de France (France, 2006).
    Awarded 92/100 by Livets Goda (Sweden, 2008).

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    Excl. Tax: €461.67 Incl. Tax: €554.00

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