A natural 3-grape Grande Champagne beauty: Grosperrin Cépages Cognac
Whether you have heard of this Cognac house before or not, they are one of the finest producers in the region - and certainly one of the most unique. The Grosperrin Cépages Grande Champagne Cognac is a fine example of their prowess, and is a blend of grape varieties including Folle Blanche, Colombard and Ugni Blanc. It’s certainly a step in a new direction for this innovative Cognac brand.
Each grape variety gives it a special something: the Colombard grapes gives the Cognac its power, the Folle Blanche its finesse, and Ugni Blanc its perfect structure. This Cognac is in fact an assemblage of several vintages, from 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. It is a VSOP quality Cognac of exceptional quality.
While Grosperrin do not produce Cognac directly, they source the very best from each terroir, with no added color, sugar nor chill filtering. Their savoir-faire lies in their ability to source barrels of eaux-de-vie, age them and create stunning masterpieces at the perfect proof - with this one bottled at 42% ABV.
The Grande Champagne is renowned for producing fine eaux-de-vie, thanks to the chalky soil and sloping gradient. Cognacs produced in the Premier Cru are generally complex, take longer to mature and have an incredible finish. Grosperrin have the ability to find the region’s most hidden gems, and the business is now headed by Guilhem Grosperrin.
Based in the village of Chermignac, the cellars are full of Cognacs from every age and region. Some of them date all the way back to the 1800s!
Presentation of the decanter
Bottled and proofed at 42% ABV, the decanter is a showstopper. Bottled in dark brown glass, the label is black with a detailed illustration of a vine. The bottle is almost gothic, but wonderfully contemporary. It would make a great gift. Grosperrin never adds sugar or caramel coloring to their Cognacs.
Enjoy this Cognac neat, as it exists in very limited quantity.
About Grosperrin Cognac
This relatively new, independent cognac house was created in 1992 and the brand named after its founder. The actual name of the cognac house is La Gabare and it is one of the few independent houses left in the region of Cognac. A family run firm, La Gabare is all about creating and marketing the finest of old cognacs. They do this under two brand names – Cognac de Collection Jean Grosperrin and Le Roch.
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