Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
At the Knight’s Table: G&C Raby Cognac VS
This young, floral and vivacious Cognac is an honorable option for an aperitif - and comes from the home of a knight himself, the Logis de la Brée. The G&C Raby VS Cognac is a lively blend, with the youngest eau-de-vie aged for 4 years in oak casks, alongside another Cognac that has been aged for 8 years in these historic cellars.
Sitting at the heart of the Grande Champagne, G&C Raby occupy one of the most enviable estates in the entire region. Not only are their Cognacs of a prestigious quality, but their estate is where the traditional method of double distillation all began. It was ‘La Croix Maron’, a famous French knight who began distilling in the ‘Charentais’ way many years ago.
Now, Gérard and Cécile Raby carry on the traditions of the land as they store precious stocks of eaux-de-vie from the Premier Cru, and produce incredibly fresh, floral and fruity Cognacs such as their VS.
The Grande Champagne has millions of years of fossilization to thank for its unique soil composition. The high chalk content and rolling hills make it the perfect place for growing fine vines and even finer eaux-de-vie.
This will make an excellent aperitif, and will also go wonderfully in cocktails. It is fresh, fruity and lingering on the palate despite its relatively young age.
Presentation of the bottle
A simple, fuss-free 70cl bottle, this Cognac is proofed at 40% ABV.
About G et C Raby Cognac
G&C Raby are a Cognac producer located at the heart of the Premier Cru, also known as the Grande Champagne. Often considered the finest terroir of the AOC Cognac region, they are located in the Logis de la Brée, which was once the land of the knight Chevalier de la Croix Maron. The knight was one of the men to invent the double distillation method, which is used to this day in Cognac production. They produce Cognac, Pineaux des Charentes, wines and grape juice.
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