Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
A Rare Folle Blanche Vintage: Claude Thorin 2000 Vintage Cognac
Mention the grape variety of ‘Folle Blanche’, and any Cognac aficionado will tell you about its role in the success and reputation of Cognac. This is the most historic grape variety of them all, dating back to before the 19th century. The Claude Thorin 2000 Vintage Folle Blanche Cognac is a fine example of the few wine growers that still cultivate the Folle Blanche variety, despite the devastation caused by the phylloxera crisis in the 1880s.
Aged for 19 years in red oak barrels, it is a Vintage Cognac grown on their Grande Champagne estate. Some of the Cognacs in their cellars reach back more than one hundred years old, and their vineyard spans over 100 hectares.
Nowadays, vineyards are planted with other varieties - but it is a rare and beautiful thing when one can blend Folle Blanche with others. Claude Thorin successfully preserves this Millésime Cognac’s uniqueness and ability to age.
How to enjoy
Sip this Cognac at room temperature and neat in a snifter glass. Be aware of the subtle differences of this rare grape variety, aged for 19 years.
Presentation of the bottle
A simple 70cl bottle proofed at 40% ABV. It arrives in a cream presentation box.
About Claude Thorin Cognac
Boasting 106 hectares of vineyards, the estate of Claude Thorin has expanded massively over the past couple of decades. Producing a wide range of cognacs along with Pineau des Charente and wine, the estate of Claude Thorin produces its cognacs on site right from the grape through to the finished bottle. The vines are all located in the Grande Champagne 1er Cru area, and the estate prides itself in producing cognac true to the traditional manner that has been used over the centuries.
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