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A Borderies Cognac from the Grosperrin Cognac de Collection
A non-vintage Cognac from a small farm in the smallest cru of the region, the Grosperrin No.79 Borderies Cognac is a fine member of the Cognac de Collection. Produced just a few kilometers from Saintes, apart from that, unfortunately, its story remains largely unknown. Although an anonymous part of the Collection, it certainly justifies its presence in the collection due to its high quality. There are only one hundred liters available of this Cognac - so it’s only available until stocks last.
The Borderies cru is arguably the most sought after of all, comprising mostly clay and flint stones. Read more about the significance of the terroir here on our blog.
Jean Grosperrin believes that the quality of a Cognac is directly related to the quality of the individual producing and maturing it. By visiting each winegrower and vineyard, hearing the story of the distillery and maturing techniques, he understands the precious nature of a Cognac before even tasting it. Each one of the Cognacs that he selects for the Collection tells its own story - one of older Cognac making techniques, without technology or guaranteed abundant harvests.
Grosperrin is one of the last independent Cognac houses. As a broker, Jean made partnerships with a number of producers who opened their doors to him and allowed him to buy some of their most precious stocks. The company philosophy is to maintain individual grower batches, without blending them with others, producing a wide array Cognacs from all appellations.
About Grosperrin Cognac
This relatively new, independent cognac house was created in 1992 and the brand named after its founder. The actual name of the cognac house is La Gabare and it is one of the few independent houses left in the region of Cognac. A family run firm, La Gabare is all about creating and marketing the finest of old cognacs. They do this under two brand names – Cognac de Collection Jean Grosperrin and Le Roch.
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