The Raymond Ragnaud Folle Blanche 2002 is a cognac made in our times but with one foot back in the past. In the mid 19th century, the phylloxera virus spread through the Cognac vineyards, killing pretty much all of the vines. Up until that time most of the vineyards grew the Folle Blanche grape. On rebuiliding after the disaster, most of the grapes planted were of the much hardier Ugni Blanc - and this is the main grape that's still grown today.
This delight by Raymond Ragnaud is from a Folle Blanche crop from 2002. Despite the fact that it's harder to grow, cognac made from these grapes provides a super elegant cognac, fine and fragrant. A great example, and one that offers extremely good value for money.
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Covering 47 hectares of Grande Champagne vineyards, Cognac Raymond Ragnaud is a family run house with a history that can be traced back to 1860. Producing ranges under the labels “Premier”, “Prestige” and “Carafe”, Raymond Ragnaud cognacs are created in the time old traditions that have been passed down through the centuries. Over the past few years the house has concentrated on increasing overseas sales, and now around 75 per cent of all Raymond Ragnaud Cognac are exported around the world.