Discover more about the world of Cognac
WHERE IS COGNAC MADE?
In the Cognac region in the southwest France, the ugni blanc grape produces an ideal wine for distillation to become cognac, one of the world’s finest spirits.
HOW OUR COGNAC IS MADE
Making a distinctive Cognac is a skill that has been perfected for over 300 years throughout distilling, blending and aging processes. We use the double distillation method: the first run, which lasts 8 to 10 hours, produces a raw spirit known as brouillis; the second, which lasts 12 to 14 hours, rounds off any rough edges of the liquid. Of the resulting spirit, the ‘bonne chauffe’, only the ‘coeur’, or heart, of the liquid is saved.
COGNAC AOC (Appelation d'Origine Contrôlée)
Cognac is an appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC), which means that its production must meet certain rigorous requirements and respect a specific methodology that includes: grape harvesting, pressing, aromatic wine, first distillation, brouills, second distillation, eaux de vie, aging, and blending, after which we finally have Cognac.
LOST IN COGNAC
Cognac is an enchanting land and region 450 km from Paris, surrounded by lush hills and breathtaking views. At its core, you can find its vineyards: with 75,000 hectares of vines and more than 4,700 winegrowers, the region is divided into six crus, also known as growing areas, each distinguished by the unique nature of their soil: