Raymond RAGNAUD Cognac is made from grapes coming from the best known and most highly esteemed of the Charentes vineyards : those situated in the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (Protected Region) area called the GRANDE CHAMPAGNE. The first-growth area of Cognac.
The Raymond Ragnaud family has owned a vineyard in the Grande Champagne area ever since 1860: Chez Cormier, and La Magdeleine in Criteuil. The later one is exclusively composed of the grapes varieties Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche, recognized as the best in the region.
The vineyards of AMBLEVILLE , HAUTENEUVE and CHEZ CORMIER , the properties of the Raymond RAGNAUD family, covering 44 hectares, are located in the very heart of the first-growth area.
Stéphanie Bricq, great grand-daughter, heir of the know how of the past three generations and anxious to grow the reputation of the Raymond Ragnaud Cognacs, expands their sales in the most prestigious restaurants and liquor stores, in France as well as abroad (75%), mainly in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, England and Japan.
This fine and elegant "eau-de-vie" is produced from a rare and old grape variety "the Folle Blanche".
The "Folle Blanche" is the original cognac grape variety, abandoned after the attack of phylloxera in the late nineteenth century.
The "Folle Blanche" gives incredibly elegant, delicate and perfumed cognacs.