Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
A Vintage Grande Champagne Cognac from 1934
Behold, another one of the rare beauties available from this Cognac house. The Vallein Tercinier Rue 34 Grande Champagne Cognac is proof that the secrets stowed in this family estate’s cellar are among some of the oldest and most coveted of all artisanal brands. It was almost 80 years of age at the time of bottling in 2015, having been distilled in 1934. This Cognac does everything that everything a good Grande Champagne Cognac should do; it is long in the mouth, and complex with a sleek rancio. Naturally reduced, it is light filtered at an ambient temperature after having been matured in oak casks for many years. Bottled at a mere 360 bottles, it is a rare treasure from this Premier Cru. Descending from one single barrel, it falls into the Vintage age category. The secret to Grande Champagne Cognacs of this quality is all down to the geological makeup of this small cru. With a high chalk content, the soil is porous and makes for fine, acidic eaux-de-vie. The result, is an elegant Cognac such as the Rue 34.
The house of Vallein Tercinier are based at the Domaine des Forges, from where they have been operating since the 18th century. Once Georges Vallein began producing his own Cognacs and starting his own collection of precious eaux-de-vie, he passed his expertise down through five generations, to create the small but impressive Cognac house that exists today.
Presented in the classic bottle favored by Vallein Tercinier, it arrives with a wax seal on the side of the bottle. The wooden box engraved with the address of the family estate gives it a familiar feel.
How to enjoy the Rue 34 Cognac
A Cognac of this exceptional quality deserves to be enjoyed 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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