Growth area & soil: Petite Champagne
Petite Champagne, Single Year Cognac from 1966
The Vallein Tercinier Lot 66 Cognac is one of the fine, single barrel Cognacs hailing from this artisan maison. It does as its name suggests; delivering one lot, from one very special year. The strength is something to really enjoy, originating from the one cask. This Vintage Cognac is derived from the Petite Champagne cru, which is best known for its compact, chalky soil that has been formed over millions of years. The soil, which is a unique result of maritime fossilization, creates an elegant Cognac that you must indulge in. Aged in oak casks that date back to the single year of 1966, the producers at Vallein Tercinier bottle with order so you know you are truly receiving a one-of-a-kind spirit. It is reduced over an extended time period, and filtered at an ambient temperature. It is not chill filtered, hence its delicate natural coloring. Only 149 bottles are available for this particular year, so it truly is a limited release.
The Cellar Masters at the Vallein Tercinier Cognac house have had their roots firmly planted in their family over five generations. From father to son, knowledge is passed down and they are quickly becoming a hot topic in the Cognac world, with a unique set of bottles available. For over 500 years, they have been working from the Domaine des Forges estate.
The Cognacs from this house always arrive perfectly packaged; and the Lot 66 arrives in a long vessel, with an embellished label and wax seal on the side of the bottle. The piece de résistance in terms of its presentation is the wooden box, engraved with the family crest.
How to enjoy a Vallein Tercinier Vintage Petite Champagne Cognac
Treat a good vintage as it deserves, and enjoy it neat.
About Vallein Tercinier Cognac
With over 500 years of history, the artisan house of Vallein Tercinier is one that deserves the attention of all Cognac lovers – from those new to eaux-de-vie to the connoisseur. This brother and sister team bring an expertise to craft Cognac that's just aching to be discovered.
Many of their Cognac's have been awarded top class awards in many industry competitions, and this has meant a growing awareness of their products in some quarters. But, as with the aging process of Cognac, such a small craft brand is often lost amongst the noise razzmatazz of the 'big boys'. And that really is a crime, because as many esteemed connoiseurs are finding out, the offerings of Vallein Tercinier are of superb quality, unique, and once you've discovered them, will become a 'must have' brand to always have in your drinks cabinet.
Catherine and Louis are very proud to have stepped into the shoes of their many ancestors. And as is in keeping with family tradition, the've continued to move the company forward, whilst remaining true to the pure art of Cognac production. They've adapted the facilities to take full advantage of modern technology, and continue to produce some very special Cognacs indeed.
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