Hard standards, including the cognac age control system, are established by the National Interprofessional Cognac Bureau.
Consumers can learn about the age (and quality) of cognac by the special designations on the labels of bottles. All terms specified in the classification mean that each of the alcohols included in this cognac has an aging period of at least specified.
The term of exposure is considered to be from the morning of April 1, following the official termination of the distillation of wine of a given crop. Continue reading