Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Campagnère Belle Epoque: A Celebration of Craft Cognac from the Premier Cru
The Campagnère Belle Epoque Grande Champagne Cognac is one of a series of single cask Cognacs by the esteemed estate of Campagnère. The ethos behind this series is to illustrate truly authentic craft products created by small producers. This offering is from the premier cru of the Cognac region - Grande Champagne. As a single cask Cognac, it represents all that is great about the chalky soils of this terroir. To ensure that the typical nature of this cru is truly revealed, the selection is restricted to the harvests between 1970 and 1975.
The act of home-distilling or "bouilleurs de cru" is an art form that has been lost in recent years in Cognac, with bigger houses producing en masse. Now with craft alcohol on the rise, Campagnere is capitalizing on this trend, producing high quality, small-batch, single cask Cognacs for connoisseurs the world over. This was a far more common practice in the early 20th century, when small, family run Cognac houses were the norm. All of the Cognacs within the Belle Epoque series are a piece of history, a step back in time.
The estate is part of the house of Tessendier, and Campagnere are known for producing Cognacs that boast a complex, appealing personality born from a passion that knows no limits.
Presentation of the Bottle
In a stunning design that celebrates one of the most famous eras in French History, this single barrel, single estate Cognac has an elegant design and features intricate details on its label and neck. The bottle includes information about how many bottles are produced, its provenance as well as the specific single barrel number from which the Cognac was taken.
How to Enjoy
The Cellar Master at Campagnere recommends either adding a little water to this expression, or even drinking it on the rocks.
About Cognac Campagnere
Part of the house of Tessendier, Campagnere Cognac is all about embracing family values, tradition, and - naturally - creating Cognacs that are of a superb quality with true appeal to the connoiseur. Owned and run by cellar masters, Jerome and Lilian Tessendier, this is a house with an extensive history and a burning desire to offer truly exceptional Cognacs - an aim they've certainly achieved.
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