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COGNAC

Cognac is a French brandy that comes from the area around the city of the same name. It is usually distilled from white wine. Its origins go back to the Middle Ages. At that time it was found that the wine was only transportable to a limited extent, so the wine was distilled. However, this brandy was then reduced back to drinking strength (approx. 8%). The main grape variety used to make Cognac is the Ugni Blanc (also known as “Trebbiano”), which accounts for around 90% of production. A light, acidic fortified wine is obtained from this grape. The other grape varieties used are also the Folle Blanche (lighter, fresher, fruitier) and the Colombard (classic and higher alcohol content). The wine is then distilled in a 30 hectolitre copper still (Alambic Charentais) during the winter months until the end of March. This is how the raw brandy with an alcohol content of approx. 30% is created. In the second firing (“Bonne Chauffe”) only the middle part, the so-called heart, is caught. This may have an alcohol content of up to 72%, but in practice this value is usually not reached.

The resulting brandy is now placed in barrels to mature. These lend the cognac additional aromas and its typically dark colour. Storage can last from 2 years to several decades. Cognac is also divided into different quality levels according to its maturing period:

  • VS (at least 2 years)
  • VSOP (at least 4 years)
  • XO (10 years and older)
  • Private reserve (minimum 5 years)
  • Napoleon (at least 10 years, mostly 20 years)
  • Vielle reserve (at least 10 years, mostly 25 years)
  • Hors’d age (at least 10 years, mostly over 30 years)

In addition, the cognac is divided into the different growing areas within the cognac region, which differ in terms of their soil conditions and distance from the city of Conac:

  • Grande Champagne (South of the Charante river, chalky and calcareous soils, 27 communes)
  • Petite Champagne (Around the Grande Champagne with similar characteristics, 60 communes)
  • Borderies (Smallest Region, North & Northwest of City, Flint & Clay, 10 parishes)
  • Fins Bois (ring-shaped around the three regions mentioned, a lot of clay with rather reddish soils; partly hard calcareous and partly sandy, 278 municipalities)
  • Bons Bois (rings around the four regions mentioned, hard limestone and clay soil with high humidity, 276 communes)
  • Bois Ordinaires (southwest and north corners; as well as Oleron and Re islands, maritime climate and high soil moisture)
179,90  inkl. MwSt.

entspricht 257,00  pro l

With this Vallein Tercinier Lot 84 Petite Champagne, we are launching our fourth cognac bottling in cooperation with Sebastian Jaeger from the Wu Dram Clan. On the nose, the cognac convinces with rip (...)

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269,90  inkl. MwSt.

entspricht 385,57  pro l

Reduced introductory price until the end of May 2024! With this Vallein Tercinier Lot 71 Petite Champagne, we are launching our fifth in-house cognac bottling in collaboration with Sebastian Jaeger (...)

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299,00  inkl. MwSt.

entspricht 427,14  pro l

A bottling from the house of Mauxion, distilled in 1967 and matured for over half a century in French oak casks. Exclusively bottled by the Wu DRAM Clan.

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699,90  inkl. MwSt.

entspricht 999,86  pro l

The single cask made from 100% Petite Champagne grapes was distilled in 1935 and matured in French oak for more than half a century. Since 1990, the treasure has been kept in a glass balloon, the so-c (...)

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109,90  inkl. MwSt.

entspricht 157,00  pro l

It is the perfect companion for enjoyable evenings: The Cigar Club Cognac Grande Champagne from Jean Fillioux, aged at least 27 years, is a powerful bottling whose smooth notes of jam, plum, orange as (...)

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99,90  inkl. MwSt.

entspricht 142,71  pro l

The X.O Grande Champagne Cognac, for example, testifies to the skill of the Pasquet house. For this age rating, cognac must mature for at least ten years. This X.O is a full 25 years old - including e (...)

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215,00  inkl. MwSt.

entspricht 307,14  pro l

This Jean-Luc Pasquet Grande Champagne Cognac matured for 38 years in a French oak barrel and was bottled for "The Bottle Shop" in Heilbronn. Tasting notes: On the nose, one encounters red wine (...)

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159,90  inkl. MwSt.

entspricht 228,43  pro l

With the single casks in the Journal des Kirsch series, we report on the experiences that French spirits have to offer: Excitement, surprise, great pleasure and variety. The latter is particularly tru (...)

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46,90  inkl. MwSt.

entspricht 67,00  pro l

The GrapeDiggaz lift the treasures from the world's brandy regions. Previously known for authentic single cask cognacs and armagnacs, the independent bottler has now come up with something new: a Core (...)

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199,00  inkl. MwSt.

entspricht 284,29  pro l

The Hennessy X.O. was created in 1870 and was the first X.O. Cognac. It is married from arround 100 Eaux-de-vies with a maturation of up to 30 years. The taste is strong and complex, with notes of oak (...)

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