Growth area & soil: Fins Bois
An Extra Cognac blend of Grande Champagne and Fins Bois eaux-de-vie
The rebirth of a very old Cognac, this Hors d’Age is the result of a beautiful marriage between two exclusive crus. Vaudon Extra Cognac has been aged for more than 30 years, often extending far beyond its minimum age requirement. Pierre Vaudon is indeed the cellar master of Francois Voyer, and also owns his own vineyards to create his own little piece of heaven in a bottle. Located in Echallat, it covers approximately 60 hectares in the Grande Champagne and Fins Bois.
The Grande Champagne is also known as the Premier Cru - and with good reason. Thanks to the unique geological makeup of the soil, and its high chalk content, along with a maritime climate and sun-drenched hills it makes for very fine eaux-de-vie. It is best characterized for its lengthy finish and delicate aromas.
The Fins Bois envelops the Grande, Petite Champagne and Borderies crus and also produces light, floral eaux-de-vie. The blend between the two in this instance is really quite special.
How to serve Vaudon Extra Cognac
Vaudon Extra goes splendidly as a digestif with an intense dark chocolate ganache cake, or a coffee.
About Vaudon Cognac
The Vaudon grounds are composed of 60 hectares with the main estate being located in Fins Bois, the largest of all the Cognac growth regions. Vaudon produces both single cru Fins Bois Cognacs and ‘multicru’ blends of these with the neighbouring Grande Champagne.
Pierre Vaudon, Maître de Chai and also owner of Maison Francois Voyer, is responsible for the Vaudon family estate. The family’s distilling origins can be traced back as far as 1771, and they have always produced outstanding Cognacs, even winning a gold medal for their 1811 vintage Cognac in 1913.
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