Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Painturaud Frères Vieille Réserve Grande Champagne Cognac
The Painturaud Frères Vieille Réserve Grande Champagne Cognac is an excellent, well-aged blend with the youngest eaux-de-vie clocking in at around 20 years of age. Produced from Ugni Blanc grapes harvested on the J. Painturaud estate in the Premier Cru, this shows some intense aromas followed by a complex and rich palate - typical of mature Cognacs from this region. The House of Painturaud Frères is a prime example of how the smaller houses really bring unique Cognacs to market that offer exceedingly good value for money.
Maison Painturaud Frères really came to life in 1934, following the great phylloxera crisis, when Guy Painturaud began marketing his own Cognacs and Pineaux des Charentes under the family name. Since 2010, the son of Guy Painturaud (Jaques) has passed the baton on to his own sons. Today, the quartet Jean-Phillipe, Vincent, Matthieu and Emmanuel represent the 4th generation of family tradition and Cognac expertise. The brand embodies everything that is great about the prestigious Grande Champagne terroir, and you can expect nothing less than a careful curation of top-of-the-range, quality Cognac products.
Presentation of the Bottle
The bottle features a modern shape and stylistic appearance, with clean lines and a white label decorated in gold to match the foil on the neck. A great Cognac to add to your collection, or one that will be well-received by any lover of fine artisan spirits.
How to Enjoy Painturaud Frères Vieille Réserve Grande Champagne Cognac
This wonderful Premier Cru expression is best enjoyed neat or with a dash of water to further open up its complex tasting profile. Pour into a tulip glass and leave to rest at room temperature for 30 seconds or so, allowing the aromas to fully develop before taking a sip.
About Painturaud Freres
Located near Segonzac, in the very heart of Premier Cru Grande Champagne country, Painturaud Frères Cognac has a history that can be traced back to the end of the 1800s. With 40 hectares of vines planted over rolling hillsides, the main crop is composed of the Ugni Blanc grape, with a smattering of Colombard and Montils. They also grow a small amount of red grapes – Merlot and Cabernet Franc – for production of red Pineaux des Charentes.
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