Growth area & soil: Petite Champagne
A Petite Champagne Vintage Cognac aged for over 50 years
A Vintage Cognac is the tale of a Cognac maker’s entire life works, and the A.E. Dor Vintage 1968 Petite Champagne Cognac is a fine example of this unique craft. Striving only for noble distinction in their eaux-de-vie, this Vintage dates back over half a century, to the harvest of 1968, an iconic year in French history.
Growing the finest eaux-de-vie in the Petite Champagne terroir, their Vintages were then carefully decanted into wax sealed demi-johns once they had reached full aromatic potential. Once stored in the AE Dor paradise cellar, they are left there to slumber. AE Dor are celebrated for their outstanding contribution to the world of Vintage Cognacs.
The Petite Champagne is in fact the larger of the growing areas in the Fine Champagne duo, and is selected due to the high chalk content of its soil. This makes the soil optimum for growing grapes for Cognac, as it produces the perfect acidity. Combined with the maritime climate, it is an ideal environment for Cognac production.
This Vintage is bottled at 40% ABV in a 70cl bottle.
How to serve
After tasting, leave a little in the bottom of the tasting glass. Return to the glass after a few minutes and inhale the aromas once more. You should discover a whole new host of new ones, expanding your appreciation of this Millésime Cognac.
About A.E. DOR Cognac
The vintage eaux-de-vie of A.E. Dor are one the few that are left from before phylloxera struck the region in 1874. Adapting to current developments in the cognac industry and the luxury market in general, the company, today headed by Jacques Riviere, have launched a new range of products that target a wider and more international group of consumers.
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