Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
The J. Painturaud Vieille Reserve Grande Champagne Cognac is an excellent, well aged blend with the youngest eau-de-vie clocking in at around 20 years of age. This Cognac particularly lends itself to being enjoyed as a digestif, or try it chilled with a rich chocolate dessert–delicious.
The house of J. Painturaud is a prime example of how the smaller houses really do bring Cognac's to market that offer exceedingly good value for money. This one is truly well aged, from the premier cru of the region, Grande Champagne, and all at a price that's less than a meal out at a decent restaurant. A great Cognac to add to your collection, or one that will be well-received by any lover of fine liquor.
About Painturaud Frères
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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