Growth area & soil: Borderies
Grosperrin 11 Ans Borderies Cognac
Grosperrin 11 ans Borderies Cognac was produced in the Burie region by two brothers, now retired, who cultivated their vines in the traditional way, without fertiliser and with a minimum of treatments. Fascinated by bio-diversity and tradition, and not hesitating to be seen as original by their neighbours, they vinified their wines with indigenous yeasts, they then aged them on lees and distilled their production in a small wood-fired still until their retirement.
The house of Grosperrin collaborates with more than 150 local Cognac businesses spread across all six of the Cognac growing areas. In total, Grosperrin has contact with almost 4,300 farms which make up the rich and diverse grapes of the Cognac region. With years of buying and selling expertise under its belt, the house of Grosperrin sources the finest eaux-de-vie the region has to offer. This is done all in the hope of achieving their ultimate ambition of achieving the finest expressions of the terroir.
Presentation of the bottle
Displayed in a contemporary decanter, the presentation of Grosperrin 11 ans Borderies Cognac offers a touch of tradition through the bottle's heavy base and long slim neck. Stamped with the Grosperrin brand label, the bottle illustrates the vigorous detail that has gone into producing such a rare and special Cognac. The vibrant amber color of the eaux-de-vie inside, alongside the bottle’s elegant form allows this Cognac to sit beautifully as a table centerpiece or amongst others in the drinks cabinet.
How to enjoy
Sip and savor the tasting experience by serving this Cognac in a tulip glass. Leave it to breathe for a few minutes before embarking on a journey of the senses sip upon sip of this delicious nectar.
Grosperrin 11 ans flowery and assertive
Jean Grosperrin 11ans Borderies Cognac 46.8% - Nose: oatmeal cookies, flaky pastry crust, vanilla, spice, honey - Palate: orange zest, flowery, drying mouthfeel, ginger, light oak, light tannins, just a hint of sugar - Finish: slightly perfumed, floral, the longer I let it rest the more sweet...
About Grosperrin Cognac
The independent Cognac house of Grosperrin is a relatively new one in the region, having only been established in 1999 by its founder, Jean Grosperrin. Grosperrin is based in Saintes which sits between the terroirs of Fins Bois and Borderies and it is today run by Jean’s son, Guilhelm, who took over in 2004 at just 23 years old.
Guilhelm’s mission is to discover producers all across the region in order to create truly unique Cognacs from the six crus. This vision was made possible by the fantastic relationships Jean Grosperrin built with producers, and that Guilhelm has since built on and expanded. Today, Grosperrin works with over 150 Cognac producers, from which Guilhelm will meticulously select barrels to craft into exquisite end bottles.
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