Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Brillet Hors d’Age Grande Champagne
Brillet Hors d’Age Grande Champagne is a single estate cognac from the Grande Champagne terroir and has become well known and respected in the region. The Cognac is produced from Ugni Blanc grape varieties that are grown in deep soil with layers or chalk and in ideal conditions for the slow ripening of the grapes.
This Cognac spends time maturing in both new and then old Limousin oak barrels for 30 years before being bottled. This process is in response to a demand for rare traditional cognacs which are known for their softness and subtle ‘rancio’ taste.
Cognac House Brillet is one of the oldest manufacturers in the Cognac region, dating back to 1656. Brillet is known for its unique production technology and exceptional quality drinks. The house ages its Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie for 10-100 years in oak barrels and it never mixes cognacs from different crus, guaranteeing their uniqueness and quality.
Presentation of the bottle:
The rarity and significance of this Cognac is emphasised through its packaging, an antique hand blown bottle which comes presented in a wooden box.
How to enjoy:
The perfect digestif, ideal with a slice of lemon and a cigar.
About Brillet J R Cognac
Proud of its family tradition, Brillet Cognac insists that the history is entirely linked to that of cognac. As early on as 1656, Guy Brillet installed his first alembic (the classic still) at his property in the Grande Champagne. This was the introduction of the double distillation process that creates cognac to this day. The Brillets live off their philosophy that things made with care are more valuable, sticking to traditional techniques of production and packaging. Their motto is not to impress through high maintenance or expensive containers, but rather through a humble and high quality aesthetic: a real family business!
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