Famille Estève Cognac
With 45 hectares of Petite Champagne vineyards, the house of Famille Esteve Cognac is an independent and traditional one. Boasting seven generations of skills and knowledge, the house prides itself in producing a range of cognac that are composed mainly of older eaux-de-vie. Located in the town of Celles, in the department of Charente-Maritime, cognacs from the house of Famille Esteve have won many awards that date back to the competitions held at the very beginning of the 20th century.
Visit Famille Estève: 87 Route de la vallée du Né ,17520 Celles ,+33 (0)546495120 ,Other products by Famille Estève: Pineau, Tres Vieux Pineau
History of Famille Esteve Cognac
The cognac house is very proud of its traditional roots, and at the Exposition Universalle that was held in Paris in the year 1900, the then head of the house, Francois Adrien Hitier, won a gold medal for the excellence of its cognac. Ever since then, each and every generation has aspired to maintain this high standard. The secrets and traditions of cognac production have been passed down over the years, each father passing down his knowledge and know-how to the next in line.
Famille Esteve Cognac Today
To this day the house of Famille Esteve Cognac never forgets Great-Great-Grandfather Adrien. Of course, whilst they continue to produce cognac in the traditional manner, they’ve necessarily embraced technology to ensure the continued success of the brand. This includes direct sales, as well as internet marketing. Interestingly, although the process of producing cognac for Famille Esteve is undoubtedly traditional, their method of naming their cognacs is definitely not. For example, their youngest cognac, which is aged 15 years, is named the Famille Esteve Grande Tradition Cognac. And their XO – the Famille Esteve Selection Coup de Coeur, is aged for more than 20 years. The fact that the cognacs are so well aged means that they appeal to the cognac connoisseur, as well as the regular cognac drinker.
News, Products, Awards and Prices
As mentioned above, the youngest cognac in the Famille Esteve range is aged 15 years. This can be purchased for around €39 euros per bottle. Other cognacs include the Famille Esteve La Reserve Ancestrale Cognac, a Hors d’Age that costs around €139 euros, and the Famille Esteve Cognac Plenitude, a very rare, very old cognac that’s a tribute to Francois Adrien Hitier and the first gold medal the family run house was ever awarded. Prices for this cognac are approximately €710 euros per bottle. As well as producing and excellent range of cognacs, the house of Famille Esteve also produce a range of Pineaux des Charentes.
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