Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Millennium Vintage: Raymond Ragnaud Vintage 2000 Cognac
Representing a single harvest in the larger of the two growing areas in the Fine Champagne, the Raymond Ragnaud Vintage 2000 Cognac is intended to be the purest and most accurate expression of the Grande Champagne’s distinct chalky terroir. Right out of the still, this eau-de-vie has been stored since the day it was distilled in sealed new barrels, left to mature until the right moment.
The history of the House of Raymond Ragnaud dates back to 1860, when the family owned a small vineyard in the renowned Grande Champagne region. In 1920, Paul Ragnaud acquired the Château of Ambleville and set up producing Cognac. He was succeeded just over two decades later by his son Raymond, who took over caring for the vineyard marketing the eaux-de-vie he had inherited.
In 1963, Raymond’s wife expanded the business, aided by her children Françoise and Jean-Marie. Today it covers 47 hectares in 3 different vineyards - Ambleville, Criteuil and Lignières-Sonneville - sprawled across the slopes of the Premier Cru, an area known for producing eaux-de-vie of unparalleled quality.
For the last 30 years, Françoise Ragnaud-Bricq has remained faithful to her roots and carried on the tradition of supervising the grape harvest with meticulousness. She works alongside the Cellar Master at Maison Raymond Ragnaud to produce their distinct single estate Cognacs, using only two copper pot stills with a capacity of 16 hectolitres each.
Presentation of the Bottle
This expression comes in a sleek, tall bottle featuring a deep punt and natural cork. The gold cage around the cork and the intricate label give a premium, antique feel to the package. This vintage arrives in a premium-feel presentation box, making it the perfect gift.
How to Enjoy
This is a wonderful Cognac to bring out on a special occasion, served as a digestif at room temperature, or perhaps alongside a fine cigar.
About Raymond Ragnaud Cognac
Covering 47 hectares of Grande Champagne vineyards, Cognac Raymond Ragnaud is a family run house with a history that can be traced back to 1860. Producing ranges under the labels “Premier”, “Prestige” and “Carafe”, Raymond Ragnaud cognacs are created in the time old traditions that have been passed down through the centuries. Over the past few years the house has concentrated on increasing overseas sales, and now around 75 per cent of all Raymond Ragnaud Cognac are exported around the world.
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