bottle with a straightforward shape
It all starts in the vineyard. Many varieties are allowed to make cognac, but currently 90% of the area is occupied by Ugni Blanc grapes, which came here from Italy several centuries ago. The remaining amount is more traditional Folle Blanche and Colombard.
Grapes are made quite sour and weak wine, with a strength of 7.5-10 degrees, which is then twice distilled in special distillery cubes, called Charentais alambikami. Continue reading
His reputation has historically been so high that in many countries, any and aged in oak barrels, became known as brandy. In an effort to protect and support their producers, the French government issued a decree as far back as 1909, which unequivocally indicated that the name “Cognac” had the right only to growers of grapes within strictly defined limits, producing the drink according to traditional technology and maintaining it years in oak barrels. Continue reading
Cognac is a historical drink: it attracts and thickens information. Drink memory, if you will. He draws you into the story with a capital letter, but he himself, like a good poem, penetrates “under the skin.” With cognac, as an intelligent person with himself, is never boring. Cognac is a genre.
Cognac in the form in which it exists now, did not appear immediately. This drink, like many others that have a long history, has its predecessors and its “brothers”. Continue reading