Growth area & soil: Blend
Planat VS Cognac: Organic Simplicity
This exuberant young blend is a benchmark organic Cognac to keep in your cabinet. Planat VS Cognac has been crafted with eaux-de-vie from a range of terroirs, aged for a minimum of two years before being bottled. Most importantly, it is a 100% organic product, a statement which it proudly bears on its label. This means that all aspects of production - from growing the grapes to fermentation and distilling - has been done without the addition fo any fertilizers, pesticides, additives or preservatives. It’s simply a natural expression of the Cognac region, and naturally full of flavor.
Cognac Planat was founded in 1828 by Abel Planat and quickly rose in the ranks, competing well with the big producers. Some 80 years after its inception, it started selling volume in the United States, making it one of the most important businesses in the Cognac region.
Today, Planat has changed hands many times, but has also been able to constantly keep an eye on the future of Cognac making. The result is a dynamic company: a small number of all-organic winegrowers in the four main crus supply the materials to make Planat Cognac. It was also the first organic operator in the region, showing how a commitment to the environment can foster great products. Planat Cognacs are known for their fruitiness and aromatic complexity, thanks to the quality of materials used as well as the skill of their Cellar Master, using time, casks and climate as his tools.
Presentation of the Bottle
Planat VS Cognac comes in a wide, modern-look bottle, with simple labels that show the credentials of the liquid inside. Little details make it stand out: black foil, textured paper and embossed glass all add up to a premium feel. This is a great value purchase.
How to Enjoy
While this young organic Cognac would be great served neat in a tulip glass, or with a lump of ice, we also think it would make a great base for a Cognac Old Fashioned. Indeed, its subtle hints of roasted coffee, citrus and vanilla make it a perfect substitute for whisky in many classic cocktails.