Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Domaines Hine Bonneuil 2010 Grande Champagne Cognac: Citrus and Spice
A pure expression of Bonneuil’s 80-hectare estate in the Premier Cru, the Domaines Hine Bonneuil 2010 Grande Champagne Cognac represents one of the very best vintages of the decade. The Bonneuil Series was first launched in 2005 and only the most exceptional years are released, showcasing the impact of terroir on the Cognac region. Bottled on 21 July 2020, Domaines Bonneuil 2010 is a rare and precious Cognac that is sure to delight wine and spirits enthusiasts alike. This is a limited edition, with only 18 casks of 450 individually numbered bottles released.
The history of Hine Cognac starts in the 18th Century, when a young man by the name of Thomas Hine from Dorset arrived in Jarnac to undertake administerial work for a Cognac producer. He soon fell in love with the proprietor’s daughter Françoise-Elisabeth and married into the family. Now the son-in-law of the owner, Thomas was able to take on a senior role and used his financial skills to make major changes, developing trade beyond France. In 1817, he officially changed the name of the company to Thomas Hine & Co.
These days, the house of Hine focuses only on the Fine Champagne growing areas, overseeing 115 hectares of land by the village of Bonneuil. Vines of Ugni Blanc grapes cover the limestone-studded hills, drawing nutrients and water deep from the chalky soil even during the hottest summers.
Presentation of the Bottle
Presented in the way we've come to expect from Hine, the Bonneuil 2010 Grande Champagne Cognac comes in a traditional, slim bottle with a classic label. This bottling needs no bells and whistles - all the talking is done by the delightful Cognac contained within. Perfect for the connoisseur, or as a wonderful gift for anyone who enjoys quality liquor.
How to Enjoy
This is a wonderful Cognac to enjoy chilled as an aperitif or even in a cocktail. Try it frappé before dinner with oysters in the dozen, a plate of Pata Negra ham or slices of sashimi.
About Hine Cognac
Located in the heart of the Grande Champagne, the premium wine growing area of the Cognac region, the house of Hine has been producing some of the most exquisite Cognacs for six generations, when it was better known as T Hine & Co Cognac. The estate boasts an exceptional 173 acres of vineyards, and the house has a very special tradition of producing relatively small quantities - but with a very high standard in quality. One of their trademarks is to store their vintage casks in damp cellars in Bristol, England. This way, the Thomas Hine Cognac goes through a uniquely different ageing process due to the humidity of the seaside town, which differs somewhat to that of the southwestern coast of France. These highly priced vintage bottles are called “Hine Early-Landed Vintage Cognac”.
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