Cépages - Grande Champagne - Cognac Grosperrin
Clear color. On the nose, lively aromas of grapes, butter, lime blossom honey. Supple and soft texture, frank notes of vine flower, apple, first spices. Beautiful freshness. A balanced and soft finish. The power of the Colombard, the finesse of the Folle Blanche, and the structure of the Ugni Blanc are finally united ! Unique.
- 70 cl
- Degree of alcohol
- 42 % %
This cognac is made from Folle Blanche, Colombard and Ugni Blanc grapes. It comes from the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 (10%) vintages, from a single Grande Champagne property.
In general, the cognac is made from a single grape variety, Ugni Blanc (the majority at nearly 98%). Sometimes grape varieties are blended into wines, during the harvest or vinification. More rarely, grape varieties are blended into eaux-de-vie, but this implies vinifying, distilling and maturing each grape variety separately.
The Grosperrin family has tried both methods of blending, but neither has convinced them. The blending in wines gives the ascendancy to the Colombard, rustic and powerful. The blending in eaux-de-vie does not allow to save the Folle Blanche, with its delicate aromas, which disappears in favor of the two other grape varieties.
They then imagined how the « bouilleurs de crus » (distillers) did in the past, when their plots were rich in numerous grape varieties, with different maturities, and they distilled with 3, 5 or 7 hectolitre stills. Contrary to today's fashion, mono-varieties did not exist! Logically, they had to harvest and vinify according to the maturities, and launch the brouillis according to their fermentations, by barrels.Finally, blend the brouillis (of grape varieties), at 28-30% vol and launch the right chauffes.
It is this historical method that they have revived, much more complex to implement than a simple mono-cépage. Naturally, the percentage of grape varieties changes every year. The resulting eau-de-vie is then aged in barrels in their cellars, vintage after vintage, before the blend of the vintages themselves