Cognac

Cognac is a wine spirit, produced in France in a delimited region centered around Cognac town. It is produced in accordance with strict and very precise standards and rules in order to obtain the “cognac” designation.

The different appellations of Cognac:

- *** or VS (very special): the youngest eau-de-vie in the blend is at least two years old.

- VSOP (very superior old pale): the youngest eau-de-vie in the blend is at least four years old.

- Napoleon, XO (extra old), extra or out of age: the youngest eau-de-vie in the blend is at least six years old, and ten years old since 2018.

The different terroirs of Cognac since 1938 are as follows:

- Grande Champagne, Cognac 1er cru, from which the finest eaux-de-vie come.

- Petite Champagne, eaux-de-vie of great finesse.

- Borderies, maturing faster than large and small champagne.

- Fins bois, the largest production area, fruity eaux-de-vie.

- Bon Bois, where tastes of the soil appear.

- Bois ordinaires ou à terroir, rapidly maturing and with oceanic influences.

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