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De Luze VS Fine Champagne Cognac

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Cognac age
VS

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Growth area
Fine Champagne

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Bottle size
700ml
ABV
40%
Brand
De Luze Cognac

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Eye: Solid amber.

Nose: Light and summery, with hints of rose petals and a chocolate-vanilla twist.

Palate: Smooth and round, displaying a fine cocoa character studded with dried fruits and warm, sweet spices. 

Awards

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2019 - Silver
  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2018 - Silver
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2016 - Silver - Outstanding
  • World Cognac Awards - 2019 - Bronze
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2013 - Silver
  • The Cognac Masters - 2019 - Gold

Growth area & soil: Fine Champagne

Petite Champagne
Grande Champagne

Description

De Luze VS Fine Champagne Cognac: Style and Substance

The De Luze VS Fine Champagne Cognac is a blend of eaux-de-vie from the two premier growing regions of Cognac, Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne, with at least 51% of the blend sourced from the Premier Cru. The wine was distilled unfiltered, on the lees, in the distillery on the family estate. Aged for at least two years, this Cognac has been matured in French Limousin Oak barrels that were made in De Luze's own cooperage. 

The House of De Luze in came into existence through an international set-up in the 19th century. In 1817, brothers Alfred and Louis-Philippe De Luze took off to New York to build up business relations in America, and soon established a shop. However, they realized that it would be more productive if one of them actually was based in the Cognac region in order to manage trade and exports. Alfred therefore returned to Bordeaux, where he founded Maison De Luze & Fils with his sons, dealing in Bordeaux wine and Cognac which could then be distributed via his brother's agency in New York. Over the next four decades, they continued to expand trade, setting up a strong European network of buyers. 

By the mid-19th Century, Alfred and his family had made enough success that they were able to acquire Chateau Paveil, situated in Margaux, a small wine-growing region in Bordeaux. They later also purchased the Domaine de Chaine, a vineyard sprawled across the Grande Champagne region. 

In 2006, the brand was purchased by the Boinaud family, one of the oldest and most respected Cognac producing families of the appellation. With their estate, as well as Cognac's biggest private distillery (including 41 pot stills), the new owners are sure to take De Luze to new heights. 

Awards

  • The Spirits Business Cognac Masters 2019 - Gold Medal
  • World Cognac Awards 2019 - Bronze Medal
  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2019- Silver Medal
  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018 - Silver Medal
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016 - Silver Medal, “Outstanding”
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 - Silver Medal, Quality Award
Presentation of the Bottle

Combining classic design with a modern flair, this Cognac is just as much a treat to look at as it is to drink. The curved profile leads to a long neck, decorated with an embossed glass emblem and silver foil. The label perfectly matches the stylish presentation box, making this a lovely gift for anyone interested in fine spirits. 

How to Enjoy De Luze VS Fine Champagne Cognac

A bright and versatile blend, this Cognac is a wonderful ingredient in a range of cocktails - try it instead of whisky in a Manhattan for a decadent evening drink. Alternatively, serve in tulip glasses at room temperature as a digestif.

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About De Luze Cognac

The cognac house has a uniquely interesting history, with the origins of the company in New York! Two brothers set off to find success in the New World in the early 19th century. And they did. De Luze is still a successful business with 410 hectares of vineyards in the prime growing area of Cognac. Their philosophy is to create a natural cognac with an elegant and light taste and colour.

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