Folle Blanche Grape
Pasquet L'Organic L.XI
Prepare yourself for this one-of-a-kind offering from the artisanal and family-run house of Jean-Luc Pasquet. Cognac Expert is delighted to present to you, Pasquet L’Organic Folle Blanche L.X.I., the world premier of a completely organic, 100% Folle Blanche Cognac produced from Grande Champagne eau-de-vie.
Pasquet L’Organic Folle Blanche Lot X.I. stands out as a unique and one-of-a-kind offering as it is the only 100% organic and 100% Folle Blanche Cognac produced from eau-de-vie of Grande Champagne.
Renowned for its rolling hills and beaming summer’s sun, the Premier Cru boasts chalky-clay soils – prime for producing the Cognac region’s best grapes. Typically, the Ugni Blanc grape variety is widely used to create eaux-de-vie, however small patches of land are reserved for more rare varieties including Folle Blanche. With complex flavors that contrast both sweet and spicy to pure perfection, Pasquet L’Organic Folle Blanche L.X.I. Cognac certainly packs a punch.
As you immerse the senses in the tasting, blissful fragrances of menthol, musk, Mirabelle plums, peaches, sandalwood and orange zest set the tasting alight before the eaux-de-vie has even passed your lips. Next, the silky nuances of honey prevail on the palate – with further hints of Mirabelle plums and spices.
Single-Cru: Grande Champagne
ABV: 47,6 %
Bottle size: 70 cl
Grape variety: Folle Blanche
Eye: Luminous pale gold
Nose: Unique and gratifying aromas of menthol, musk, mirabelle plums, peaches, sandalwood, and orange zest entice the nose and prepare the palate.
Palate: Silky and luscious nuances of honey indulge the palate, accompanied by delectable notes of mirabelle plums, nutmeg, and other spices.
The Cognac stage was built on the superior quality of the once-dominant, Folle Blanche grape. Prior to the phylloxera crisis, Folle Blanche was the grape of choice, and understandably so. Its eau-de-vie is slightly less acidic and sweeter than the commonly used Ugni Blanc grape and its low alcohol content means that it is a grape truly destined for the still. Presenting delectable floral and fruity notes of incomparable finesse, some even claim that the Folle Blanche grape delivers Cognac that is of two times better quality than the Ugni Blanc grape produces.
However, once the phylloxera crisis occurred it became increasingly difficult to carry the vines through to fruition due to their susceptibility to disease and rot. Yet today, we are seeing a comeback of this illustrious grape, with houses such as Jean-Luc Pasquet and Guy Pinard investing their knowledge and expertise into its resurrection.