Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
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A Single very old Grande Champagne Cognac
This fine element of the Cognac de Collection was procured from a winemaker in the region of Salles-d'Angles, whose father owned large stocks assembled by himself and previous generations of his family. The oldest stocks were the subject of a family dispute, and it took a while for the son to sell them to Grosperrin. The Grosperrin No.67 Grande Champagne Cognac is one of them. Stored for many years in a small cask of 10 hectoliters, it was placed in a small clay cellar before moving to those of the Grosperrin Maison, where it remained sleeping in 350-liter barrels after slight reduction in February 2016.
The Grande Champagne is renowned for producing fine eaux-de-vie, thanks to the chalky soil and sloping gradient. Cognacs produced in the Premier Cru are generally complex, take longer to mature and have an incredible finish.
Presentation of the Grosperrin No.67 Cognac
Bottled and proofed at 47.5% ABV, the decanter is slim with a wooden stopper. Grosperrin never adds sugar or caramel coloring to their Cognacs.
Enjoy this Cognac neat, as it exists in very limited quantity.
About Grosperrin Cognac
The independent Cognac house of Grosperrin is a relatively new one in the region, having only been established in 1999 by its founder, Jean Grosperrin. Grosperrin is based in Saintes which sits between the terroirs of Fins Bois and Borderies and it is today run by Jean’s son, Guilhelm, who took over in 2004 at just 23 years old.
Guilhelm’s mission is to discover producers all across the region in order to create truly unique Cognacs from the six crus. This vision was made possible by the fantastic relationships Jean Grosperrin built with producers, and that Guilhelm has since built on and expanded. Today, Grosperrin works with over 150 Cognac producers, from which Guilhelm will meticulously select barrels to craft into exquisite end bottles.
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