Growth area & soil: Petite Champagne
Chateau de Montifaud Petite Champagne Vintage 2001 Cognac
The 2001 harvest has a special flavour for Chateau de Montifaud, as it represents Laurent Vallet's first year at the family estate as the 6th generation of custodians. Distilled from Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche grape varieties, Chateau de Montifaud Petite Champagne Vintage 2001 Cognac has a beautiful straw yellow colour, a nice balance and a beautiful structure. This has been particularly accentuated by many years of maturation in roux (red) Limousin barrels in the Chateau’s own cellars, a process completed under the supervision of a BNIC representative in order to label the release as a vintage.
The chalky and slightly rocky soils of the Petite Champagne produce rich, acidic grapes that are perfect for making quality eaux-de-vie. While very similar to the produce of the Grande Champagne, they are also slightly less refined and with an underlying rustic character that develops with age. While Petite Champagne Cognacs are also great young, they often come into their own when matured slightly longer, as demonstrated here.
The Vallet family have been the guardians of Château de Montifaud Cognac for six generations and are today responsible for 125 hectares of vineyards across the Grande and Petite Champagne regions. Specializing in traditional production methods, the family chooses to age their Cognacs much longer than required by law, letting them reach full maturity before being released.
Presentation of the Bottle
The Chateau de Montifaud Réserve Spéciale Michel Vallet Cognac comes in a heavy, rounded decanter with a thick glass base and oversized gold stopper. A matching presentation box completes the package.
How to Enjoy Chateau de Montifaud 2001 Vintage Cognac
This vintage is simply the perfect digestif, best enjoyed neat in a tulip glass. For a different drinking experience, add a splash of cold mineral water to enhance and lift the most delicate aromas.
About Château de Montifaud
Owned by the family Vallet for six generations, Chateau de Montifaud Cognac boasts 125 hectares of vineyards that are located in both the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne growing regions. The house produces a large, high quality range of cognacs – including various vintages from years that have had an exceptional harvest. One family tradition that Cognac Chateau Montifaud is proud to follow, is that of when a new baby boy is born to the head of the cognac house, that part of the cognac created from that year’s harvest is set to one side. This is kept for a varying number of years, but may only be sold by future generations.
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