Guillon Painturaud Cognac
The Cognac house of Guillon-Painturaud has a history that can be traced back to the early seventeenth century, and covers 18 hectares of prime Premier Cru terrain. A traditionally run, artisan producer, the house produces a range of cognacs that are both affordable and will appeal to all levels of cognac drinker. They grow solely the Ugni Blanc grape, which they use to create their Cognacs and Pineau des Charentes. All of the process of Cognac production is carried out at the family farm, from the tending of the land and growing the fruits, through the distillation, aging, blending and bottling.
Visit Guillon Painturaud: Biard ,16130 Segonzac ,+33 (0)545834195 ,No visiting information available www.cognacguillon-painturaud.com Other products by Guillon-Painturaud: Pineau des Charentes
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History of Cognac Guillon-Painturaud
The estate Cognac Guillon-Painturaud has been in the same family since the year 1610. However, it wasn’t until the 1970s that they began to bottle and sell cognac under the name of Guillon-Painturaud, as opposed to selling their wine to the larger cognac houses. All of their vines are located in Grande Champagne, and over the past three generations these have been extended to today’s total of 18 hectares.
Guillon-Painturaud Cognac Today
The knowledge of Cognac production has been passed down the generations, and today is in the capable hands of father daughter team, Valentin and Line Guillon-Painturaud. Together they work hard to ensure that every aspect of eaux-de-vie production continues to remain faithful to the traditional methods of their forefathers, whilst embracing technology in ways such as selling via the Internet and other modern day methods. The house is a member of the Vigneron Independent – a society that is specifically for winegrowers who undertake every aspect of production in-house.
News, Products and Prices
The range of Cognacs that the house offers is surprisingly large for a relatively small producer. These include the Guillon-Painturaud Reserve Cognac, the Guillon-Painturaud Hors Age Antique Cognac and the Guillon-Painturaud Renaissance Cognac .In 2009 the Guillon-Painturaud VSOP Cognac was awarded 4 stars by the Paul Pacult Spirit Journal, and the Wine Enthusiast named it ‘Best Bargain Brandy of 2009.
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