Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Croizet Black Legend Cognac: Stylish and Delicate
This unique Cognac expresses a beautiful complexity, full of exotic spices and rich aromas. Produced from grapes solely grown in Grande Champagne and aged for a minimum of four years, the Croizet Black Legend Cognac is a well-presented and sumptuous VSOP expression that is sure to delight any Cognac lover.
The Croizet vineyard is mainly planted in the commune of Triac Lautrait, surrounding a typically Charentaise farm located in the heart of the village of Lantin. This area, embracing the inner edge of the Fins Bois AOC terroir, lays perfectly situated on the borders of Grande Champagne, Cognac’s premier cru.
It was Léon Croizet, a descendant to generations of winemakers, who founded Cognac Croizet in 1805. He certainly had the credentials to succeed; his previous career had been as a sommelier to Napoleon I. However, it wasn’t until later in the 19th Century that his grandson Benjamin actually registered the brand and began working on exporting them.
Highly educated and a great diplomat, he brought Croizet around the globe and also played a major part in the creation of the ‘Cognac Appellation’ that was eventually brought into action in 1909. Benjamin also helped introduce American grape varieties to France after Phylloxera wiped out the vineyards of Cognac and championed building walls around vineyards, a method that protected the re-growth of the region. For his services to the industry, Benjamin Croizet was eventually awarded the Légion d’Honneur.
Today, Croizet Cognac has moved from the family’s hands to a Russian investor. It is now a well-recognized brand in mainland China and Asia due to an expansion overseen by Directors Jason Gillott and Alexander Shponko. While the ownership has changed, Croizet stays true to its global image, ever searching for innovation that will help the Cognac industry for years to come.
Awards and Accolades
- Beverage Testing Institute - 89/100 Points, Silver Medal, “Highly Recommended”
Presentation of the Decanter
The Croizet Black Legend Cognac bottle is a classic wide shape, with a stylish matte black coating, silver lettering and chrome stopper. It comes with an equally attractive gift box featuring a black and silver design.
The complex tasting notes of this VSOP Cognac are best showcased in a tulip glass. After pouring, allow the liquor to breathe for 30 seconds to fully concentrate the delicate aromas before you take a sip. An excellent digestif or accompaniment to a cheeseboard.
About Croizet Cognac
With a story that can be traced back to links with Napoleon, Cognac Croizet boasts over 200 years of history. Located in the heart of Grande Champagne country, Cognac Croizet is also known as one of the champions of helping the region fight back after the disease Phylloxera destroyed the vineyards of the area. Still based in its original home town of St Même les Carrières, Cognac Croizet today is headed by new owners who are doing their part to continue this wonderful history, and champion Cognac Croizet into the future.
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