Growth area & soil: Petite Champagne
Chainier Très Vieille Reserve
Chainier Très Vieille Réserve is a very old Cognac that has spent more than 30 years aging in old oak casks deep down within the house of Chainier’s cellars. Produced with exceptional quality eaux-de-vie from the Petite Champagne region, this Cognac has, not just the craftsmanship of Chainier to thank for its premium quality, but also the natural land content of it’s cru. As the chalky clay-limestone soil works wonders for the eaux-de-vie. Once the distillation process is complete the eaux-de-vie is matured in Limousin oak casks measuring around 400 litres.
Chainier is a small artisanal Cognac house producing high quality Cognacs from their estate heart of the Petite Champagne region. Passed down through generations, the house of Chaineier use ugni-grapes from their two vineyards spanning across both the Grande Champagne and the petite Champagne, in doing so, the eaux-de-vie benefits from soils of exceptional quality and the close proximity to the ocean gives the eaux-de-vie a life of its own. It is then down to the expertise and savoir-faire of the distillers and master-blenders to work their magic in developing the delicious Cognacs. Chainier Très Vieille Réserve comes as no exception as its spicy flavors complement delectably with other notes of coconut and cocoa. It is a well balanced, fine, soft-tasting Cognac - a great place to start on your tasting ventures if this is the first time learning about this brand.
Presentation of the bottle
The Chainier Très Vieille Réserve comes in a stunning decanter displaying the Cognac's golden coppery tones. The elegant decanter makes this product appear even more luxurious as its slim shape and golden detailing ooze glamour. It is the perfect gift for someone with expensive taste and enjoys the finer things in life.
How to enjoy
An extra old blend of eaux-de-vie like the Chainier Très Vieille Réserve should be enjoyed in the right atmosphere, neat, at room temperature. Gently pour the Cognac into a snifter glass and let the aromas open up before tasting.To alter the experience slightly, try drinking it over ice and enjoy how this unique patchwork of flavors and aromas evolve and develop. As this Cognac contains notes of both cocoa and coconut, it also serves deliciously alongside a rich chocolate dessert. As a digestive, the complex aromas of this Très Vieille also pair perfectly with a fine cigar following an indulgent meal.