Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
After the Rain, Comes Sunshine: Meukow Vintage Grande Champagne 1970 Cognac
Representing a single Premier Cru harvest, Meukow Vintage Grande Champagne 1970 Cognac is a classic floral expression that embodies the best qualities of this renowned terroir. The year 1970 saw a cold, wet, start to the growing season - but this was followed by bright sunshine and subsequently, one of the largest harvests on record. After distillation, the resulting eaux-de-vie were left to mature for decades in French oak before being transferred to demijohns. The legal requirements to receive a vintage status are relatively strict and difficult to achieve for Cognac producers: only a sworn representative can break the seal of a single year demijohn before it’s bottled, and therefore none of the Cognac stored inside can be touched, tasted or removed throughout the aging process.
Meukow was founded by two brothers from Silesia, August-Christophe and Gustav Meukow, and is today one of the few Russian Cognac brands in the Charente region. Initially sent to source Cognac for Tsar Alexander II in 1850, the brothers travelled back and forth for years in their search for the most prestigious casks. Seeing an opportunity to start up business for themselves, in 1862 they decided to remain in France and opened their distillery.
The company grew rapidly, managed under the influence of prestigious shareholders like Henri Bouraud, the Mayor of Cognac from 1849 to 1869. Today, Meukow Cognac is distributed in over 80 countries around the world. Cellar Master Anne Sarteaux oversees all production of Meukow Cognac, and with her distinctive style and attention to detail, she carries on traditions that have been passed down since the house was founded.
Presentation of the Bottle
The gold wax, vintage statement and elegant label embody the quality that is contained inside, allowing the liquid to speak for itself. Understated and timeless, this would make a wonderful addition to any Cognac collection or indeed a great gift for someone with a 1970 birthday or anniversary.
How to Enjoy Meukow Vintage Grande Champagne 1970 Cognac
We recommend you enjoy this fine vintage neat in a tulip glass, sipped slowly to fully capture every delicate aroma. Make sure to save it for when you have the time to truly savor all the sensory delights it offers.
About Meukow Cognac
As the name suggests, Cognac Meukow is one of the few Russian Cognac brands in the Charente region. In 1862 two brothers were sent over to France to supply the Tsar with Cognac and decided to start their own Cognac distillery.
The brand has become known as the “jaguar liquor”, or the “panther liquor”, thanks to its distinctive bottle design. The big cat in question is in fact a puma, and today, with its famous logo, ranks among the most well-known Cognac brands in the world. Its qualities are strength, elegance, sensuality and exotism, the character traits of the puma.
The distillery is housed in Matha in the Charente Maritime, and are particularly celebrated for their VS Cognac, Vanilla Cognac liqueur and 90-Proof Liquor among many others.
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