31 May '15, 11pm

Cognac: The History and the Art of Enjoying Cognac - #luxury

The grape which is harvested comes exclusively from a white variety (ugni blanc). The wine is then distilled in special Charentais stills. The “heart” of the second distillation will become cognac after having aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 2 1/2 years, after which it can be sold on the market. The main categories obtained from the blending of eaux-de-vie of different ages and different growth areas are: *** and V.S. minimum age of the youngest eau-de-vie used in the blend must be 2 1/2 years V.S.O.P. 4 1/2 years. Very Superior Old Pale Napoléon and X.O. 6 1/2 years Each company, in order to obtain the uniqueness of its categories of cognac, uses eaux-de-vie which are much older than the minimum requirement.

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