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
French cognac is today considered the best. It is called the divine Hennessy Cognac Ellipse Beverage. Wealthy gourmets sometimes acquire a peculiar hobby – they collect rare kinds of cognac. Beverage manufacturers periodically delight connoisseurs in limited editions. Famous French cognac houses often produce product lines under their own brand, just one bottle of which can be equal in value to the whole state. It is logical to assume that the most expensive brandy should be the best. Continue reading
In connection with the rapid development of the cognac business, some large cognac houses try to diversify their already vast range. More and more exclusive brandies are being produced to satisfy the most sophisticated tastes of consumers. So, for example, brandies were produced, which are called the beautiful word “millezimnye”. What is it? Real gourmets can easily answer this question. And for the curious beginners try to explain. Continue reading