Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
A "Cask Strength" Grande Champagne Hors d'Age Cognac
Committed to producing Cognac in the most traditional way possible, these independent Cognac and winemakers present the Cognac Guillon Painturaud Brut de Fût 72E3. Everything about this Cognac is simply exceptional. It is a ‘raw cask’ Cognac bottled in the rough, without any reduction whatsoever. The sheer garnet amber shade of this eaux-de-vie indicates its age and quality.
It is also crafted with Ugni Blanc grapes grown in the elite Grande Champagne growing area, which is renowned for its light, refined eaux-de-vie with exceptional length on the palate. This is all possible due to the millions of years of specific fossilization that has taken place in this region. The high limestone content of the soil makes for easy drainage and exceptionally long aging. The Painturaud estate also lies at the heart of the Premier Cru.
Simply bearing the name “72E3” which corresponds to the barrel number selected in the maison’s very own cellars, it showcases the selective ability of knowing when a Cognac is ready for bottling, after more than 30 years spent aging in the wooden casks.
Such carefully honed skills can only be developed after years and years of savoir-faire, passed down from generation to generation. The Cellar Master of Painturaud is the third generation, and Painturaud Cognac aim to work with the vines in a traditional manner, cultivating the soil and maintaining their vines in a way that respects the savoir-faire of their ancestors.
Presentation of the bottle
The bottle is bottled at natural cask strength, which is 43.6% ABV. It arrives in a 50cl cubic decanter that is truly timeless in style.
Savor a Premier Cru Cognac of this age and quality neat and at room temperature in a snifter glass. Savor each drop - it is treasure in a bottle.
About Guillon Painturaud Cognac
The Cognac house of Guillon-Painturaud has a history that can be traced back to the early seventeenth century, and covers 18 hectares of prime Premier Cru terrain. A traditionally run, artisan producer, the house produces a range of cognacs that are both affordable and will appeal to all levels of cognac drinker. They grow solely the Ugni Blanc grape, which they use to create their Cognacs and Pineau des Charentes. All of the process of Cognac production is carried out at the family farm, from the tending of the land and growing the fruits, through the distillation, aging, blending and bottling.
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