Croizet VS Cognac
Anbaugebiet (Cru) & Boden: Blend
Croizet VS Cognac: Innovation and Tradition
This Very Special release by Cognac Croizet represents the younger eaux-de-vie from this esteemed house. Distilling with 10% of the lees allows more complex aromas to be expressed in the final product. The eaux-de-vie are then stored in French oak for an average of seven years, much longer than the minimum required by law for a VS. The result is a light and breezy Cognac with an outstanding tropical aroma.
The Croizet vineyard is mainly planted in the commune of Triac Lautrait, surrounding a typically Charentaise farm located in the heart of the village of Lantin. This area, embracing the inner edge of the Fins Bois AOC terroir, lays perfectly situated on the borders of Grande Champagne, Cognac’s premier cru.
It was Léon Croizet, a descendant to generations of winemakers, who founded Cognac Croizet in 1805. He certainly had the credentials to succeed; his previous career had been as a sommelier to Napoleon I. However, it wasn’t until later in the 19th Century that his grandson Benjamin actually registered the brand and began working on exporting them.
Highly educated and a great diplomat, he brought Croizet around the globe and also played a major part in the creation of the ‘Cognac Appellation’ that was eventually brought into action in 1909. Benjamin also helped introduce American grape varieties to France after Phylloxera wiped out the vineyards of Cognac and championed building walls around vineyards, a method that protected the re-growth of the region. For his services to the industry, Benjamin Croizet was eventually awarded the Légion d’Honneur.
Today, Croizet Cognac has moved from the family’s hands to a Russian investor. It is now a well-recognized brand in mainland China and Asia due to an expansion overseen by Directors Jason Gillott and Alexander Shponko. While the ownership has changed, Croizet stays true to its global image, ever searching for innovation that will help the Cognac industry for years to come.
Presentation of the Bottle
The curved profile and cut glass of the decanter-style bottle give the image of a luxury product. The red accents on the label and the foil perfectly match the striking presentation box.
How to Enjoy Croizet VS Cognac
While this is a great Cognac to enjoy on its own or with ice, it’s also perfect for a long drink with tonic. Simply pour 50ml of Croizet VS over ice in a tall glass, top with tonic and garnish with a few white grapes.
Über Croizet Cognac
With a story that can be traced back to links with Napoleon, Cognac Croizet boasts over 200 years of history. Located in the heart of Grande Champagne country, Cognac Croizet is also known as one of the champions of helping the region fight back after the disease Phylloxera destroyed the vineyards of the area. Still based in its original home town of St Même les Carrières, Cognac Croizet today is headed by new owners who are doing their part to continue this wonderful history, and champion Cognac Croizet into the future.
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