Growth area & soil: Bons Bois
A Cognac from the Bons Bois terroir aged at least 10 years
Jean Doussoux’s award-winning distillery produces some of the finest Cognacs in the region of Charente and has been doing so since 1865. The vineyards produce Cognac unique in flavor and consistent in quality. The Domaine de Chene Folle Blanche Cognac is a smooth yet punchy bottle of 40% alcohol, single grape Cognac.
The term ‘Folle Blanche’ describes the grape variety that was planted originally during the 16th century in the region of La Rochelle, Charente.
Blended by Jean-Marie Baillif, it takes its eaux-de-vie from the Bons Bois terroir, which is generally earthier. The Domaine du Chene has been working for more than 15 years to protect the environment with their Cognac production, all the way from the vine until it is bottled with “responsible” viticulture techniques.
Presentation of the bottle
The 70cl decanter is in the classic Jean Doussoux style, with a large base and a short neck. The label is a classy all white with gold lettering across the Jean Doussoux label, and branding printed on the front. It is proofed at 40% ABV.
How to serve
Enjoy this Cognac neat, at room temperature to allow the aromas to develop. Also, try this Cognac over ice.
About Domaine du Chene
Located at the heart of the Romanesque Saintonge province is Domaine du Chêne, which has remained a family estate for several generations since Jean-Baptiste Doussoux bought his first still in 1865.
The vineyard now covers 80 hectares growing several different grapes, including rare and old varieties like the Folle Blanche, among other classic varieties such as the Ugni Blanc.
The vineyards themselves are over 80 years old and today produce a range of bespoke products including their "Domaine du Chêne" range and Cognac "Jean Doussoux".
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