Growth area & soil: Petite Champagne
Normandin Mercier Petite Champagne Vintage 1976
The Normandin Mercier Vintage 1976 Cognac is one-of-a-kind vintage. Not only does it originate from a memorable year in the history of Cognac creation, but it is also one of the most natural and respecting of production methods. This ultra-rare Petite Champagne spirit is a single-vineyard, single-vintage product of the outstanding harvest of that year.
Bottled just outside of La Rochelle, the Normandin family brought the fine fruit of this harvest to life on the 10th May 2016 in their family cellars, producing 896 bottles from the whole cask. It was created using only the most traditional methods of Cognac production, and is a pleasure that once finished, will not be repeated.
Each year the vintage barrels are unsealed to take a hundred bottles, and 1976 was a memorable year in terms of its hot, dry climate. The eaux-de-vie that was produced was rich, with a highly charged concentration of aromatic quality. Enjoy the fruits of the past with this unique vintage.
As with other Cognacs in the Normandin Mercier collection, the Normandin Mercier Vintage 1976 is aged in hand-selected wood from the Tronçais forest, and then transported outside of La Rochelle to age 8 years more. Traveling from the rich vineyard, to the oaky forest and then to the sea brings along an exquisite set of aromas and flavors.
The Normandin Mercier Cognac house has built its reputation on the quality of its Cognacs from the Grande and Petite Champagne Crus; and for good reason. Their traditional methods have shown time and time again that they respect the production of this precious spirit. They add no extra colors, use non-chill filtering and respect the manual labour of this craft.
Normandin Mercier Vintage 1976 Awards
This exceptional Cognac was awarded a Gold Medal at the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2016, and each step of the production process was monitored by the BNIC.
About Normandin Mercier Cognac
Concentrating solely on cognacs produced from both the Petite and Grande Champagne, Cognac J Normandin-Mercier is based in the beautiful surroundings of Chateau de la Peraudiere. The brand remains faithful to its century old traditions to create cognacs that range from a VSOP upwards, along with a selection of Pineau de Charentes. This family run cognac house is today headed by Edouard, Jean-Marie and Audrey Normandin, who together strive to ensure their products are created with the personal touch and expertise for which the brand has become known for.
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