Chablis is a region of northern Burgundy, rich in vineyards and poor in the warm French sun. In such a cool climate Chardonnay grows well, which is used in the production of the same name wine. Because of the harsh climate, the wine is poor in fruit and berry flavors and aromas, but this makes it special: sommeliers appreciate this white French wine for its gentle freshness and lightness. Continue reading
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
Not all that you call brandy is really it. And in vain you think that the longer it is necessary to insist in the oak barrels in alcohol, the better for him. Read all the details below.
1. Cognac is a product of double distillation of white grape wine, followed by aging in oak barrels.
2. In the manufacture of brandy mainly use the Uni Blanc grape variety. In rare cases, foil blanche, colombar and montil. Continue reading