Growth area & soil: Blend
A de Fussigny Coffret VSOP Cognac Collection, a Fantastic Cognac Experience
This set is an excellent way in which to own five wonderful Cognacs, making it a superb introduction to this high-quality brand. Each 20cl bottle in the A de Fussigny Coffret VSOP Collection offers an ingenious way in which to compare and contrast the four major growing areas of the Cognac region. In addition to the four crus, an organic expression is also included. This provides a delicious introduction to the small, but gradually growing, production of Cognac using no chemicals, pesticides, or insecticides during the creation process.
The set comprises the following:
Grande Champagne: The most prominent terroir and generally regarded the finest, this area is also known as the Premier Cru. Eaux-de-vie from this area are round, mature, and sophisticated. This expression has an elegant nose with notes of raisins, lime and vanilla, followed by spices and coconut. The palate is well balanced, long and round, with an immediate hit of candied fruits followed by sweet notes of chocolate.
Petite Champagne: Located next to the Grande Champagne, producing eaux-de-vie that share many attributes with its larger sibling. However, Cognacs from Petite Champagne also offer a slight edginess and pronounced aromas, making them sought after in their own right. Powerful and beautifully balanced, this expression has aromas of fresh grape, candied apple and pears with sweet vanilla and earthy oak. The palate is floral and fruity with a long and smooth finish.
Borderies: It might be the smallest of all the terroirs, but this region is known for its big flavors, often showing notes of violets and nuts on the nose and palate. Always unique and full of life, Borderies Cognac is a phenomenon that has to be tasted to be fully appreciated. This bottling is no exception, with its beautiful bouquet of violet and iris, harmonized with rich ripe grape aromas, sweet vanilla and subtle hints of oak.
Fins Bois: One of the lesser-known growing regions, the Fins Bois nevertheless has a dedicated following who know how to appreciate its fresh fruit character. These eaux-de-vie are increasingly being sought out, thanks to their rounded bouquet; this expression features powerful notes of freshly pressed grapes, apples, pears and plums - all followed by a long, balanced finish.
Pure Organic: Organic products are becoming increasingly popular, and we can see why. No chemicals, no fertilizers and no pesticides have been used for this bottling, allowing the Cognac to develop completely pure and natural notes with all the flavors and aromas preserved exactly as Mother Nature intended. The result shows aromas of candied orange, honeysuckle, apple and vanilla, with a wonderfully fresh and balanced palate of almond and licorice.
Presentation of the Set
The five 20cl bottles are collected in a brightly-colored presentation box. Overall, this is a great tasting set and the perfect introduction to the brand of A de Fussigny - or simply as a present to anyone who loves the finer things in life.
About A de Fussigny Cognac
Located in the historical center of Cognac, France, A de Fussigny Cognac was established in 1814 on the banks of the iconic Charente River. The brand pushes the idea of modern luxury, incorporating tradition, authenticity and craftsmanship with modernity and innovation. The estate's 200-year-old cellar has a particularly humid environment thanks to its proximity to the river, meaning the maturation process produces a high quality and unique character to Fussigny’s Cognac. The estate boasts a selection of Cognacs from all growing terroirs, but focuses primarily on distilling eaux-de-vie from the prestigious Fine Champagne region (Petite and Grande Champagne), utilising the rich soils to concentrate on high quality and a distinct flavor profile. Using ancestral expertise and savoir-faire, the estate's seasoned cellar master blends the finest selection of eaux-de-vie to produce a particular finesse to each flavor, adding a complex character to each individual Cognac.
A de Fussigny Cognac has a no-plastic policy, ensuring they do not use or create plastic waste for their packaging.
Visit Cognac A de Fussigny: 11 rue des Gabariers, 16100 Cognac, +33 (0) 5 45 36 61 36, visits and tastings available Monday-Friday 09:00 am - 12:15 pm, 01:30 pm - 04:00 pm by appointment. Call or contact via their website: www.adefussigny.com.
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