Growth area & soil: Bons Bois
Aromas of the Bons Bois from 8 years in Limousin oak: Château des Plassons VSOP
We love to discover a small Cognac producer in the region, and this family has a history that extends back centuries in Cognac production. The Chateau des Plassons Cognac VSOP is a wonderful example of this artisan producer’s craft. The Chateau uses growing areas in the finest parts of Cognac, but have selected eaux-de-vie from the predominantly clay and chalk Bons Bois terroir.
Aged for 8 years in Limousin oak casks in their peaceful one hundred-year-old winery, the Château des Plassons Napoléon Cognac is a selection over 5 different eaux-de-vie grown with Ugni Blanc grapes in the Bois Bois terroir, where the chateau itself is located.
Grown in a picturesque setting, the Chateau des Plassons vineyard was first established in the 17th century. The current vines are over 30 years old, and over time the vineyard has been extended considerably to cover more than 160 hectares.
Set in an exceptional geological plateau of limestone, this picturesque setting also provides the perfect conditions for producing fine Cognac.
Crafted by two young and passionate brothers, David and Julien Pannaud, they have drawn upon years of savoir-faire with a history dating all the way back to the 1500s.
The Pannaud brothers take time to allow the wine to ferment naturally, thanks to carefully maintaining high temperatures throughout the process. In the outbuildings of the chateau, they use a double distillation process in hundred-year-old Alambic Charentais stills made out of copper.
This is the crucial point where the Cognac’s aromatic quality is set.
Read about the time we visited the Chateau des Plassons on our blog.
The Bons Bois terroir is renowned for its ability to age quickly, so this young Cognac truly demonstrates its perfumed quality from the first nose. This VSOP Cognac should be enjoyed as a standalone Cognac, at room temperature and in a snifter glass. It is a highly elegant and aromatic VSOP.
Presentation of the bottle
A simple 75cl decanter with a classic label. A standalone Cognac.
About Chateau des Plassons Cognac
The cognac house of Chateau des Plassons may not be one of the world’s most well known cognac brands, but this beautiful chateau has an eminent history that can be traced back to the 1500s. Today, this artisan cognac house is run by two young brothers, David and Julien Pannaud, both of whom are passionate about the family tradition of cognac production. Situated in the Bons Bois growing area of Cognac, their eaux-de-vie is sold both under the name of Cognac Chateau des Plassons, and also that of Cognac Rastignac. A further portion is sold under contract to one of the big four cognac houses.
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