Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
A de Fussigny Extra Cognac
The A de Fussigny Extra Cognac is well-deserving of its award-winning status, because this is a very good Cognac indeed! As the name suggests, this is a truly well-aged offering that comes under the banner of an Extra Cognac. What this means in practical terms is that it’s superior to that of an XO or Napoleon, and has been aged for up to 25 years or more. Not only that, but this A de Fussigny Extra is created from eau-de-vie solely from the premier terroir of the Grande Champagne region.
It’s certainly a wonderful example of why Cognacs grown in these rich chalky soils are the most sought after of all. If you enjoy the finer things in life, then this is certainly a Cognac to take advantage of. And as with all of the offerings from this forward-thinking range, the presentation is as delicious as the golden liquor held within.
Boasting a unique location, right in the center of the town of Cognac and on the banks of the mighty Charente River, the house of A de Fussigny offers contemporary Cognacs steeped in history. It was from this very location that a historical point in time occurred. And that was when Cognac began to be sold in bottles, rather than in barrels. It was all thanks to the fact that the big wooden doors of the distillery opened out directly onto the transport network offered by this major river. Discover more in our blog article, A de Fussigny Cognac: Where innovation meets tradition.
Presentation of the Decanter
The presentation is also something to be appreciated. Clean, contemporary lines, this is a Cognac decanter that certainly invites conversation. It’s no shrinking violet, and will draw admiring glances at the most high-class of social occasions. And the fact that it comes cosseted in an elegant presentation case mean that it’s the ideal gift choice for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life.
How to best taste A de Fussigny Extra Cognac
This well aged Cognac is well-deserving of being enjoyed as nature intended; neat, and in the traditional manner. It’s the perfect digestif, perhaps poured with ceremony into an old-fashioned brandy balloon glass, or the glass favored by the connoisseur—the tulip glass. Either way, allow it to sit for up to 10 minutes at room temperature, or perhaps gently warm it between your hands. However you choose, be sure to tempt your senses be allowing its delicious aromas highlight your olfactory system during this time, so heightening the anticipation. It also is the perfect pairing for any cigar.
Fussigny Extra Awards
- The Cognac Masters 2015 – Master
Encased in a box that opens to either side the elegant decanter is revealed like the star of a solo show as the curtains part, this would make a very nice presentation or gift (which is how I got it). Less amber than mahogany lightened by copper with good body in the glass. The first nose is spices...
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.
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