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Planat VSOP Virgin Oak Organic Cognac: a New Standard for Organic Cognac
The Cellar Master at House of Planat has dug deep in their cellars to find the very finest organic eaux-de-vie to make this blend. Planat VSOP Virgin Oak Organic Cognac has been aged in red oak barrels for at least five years before spending a few weeks in new fine-grained oak barrels. New oak is the most flavorful, lending rich notes of oak and vanilla, while red oak tends to develop dried fruit characteristics. The result is a deliciously persistent and complex VSOP, displaying a maturity beyond its years. Most importantly, it is a 100% organic product. 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.
Cognac Planat was founded in 1828 by Abel Planat and quickly rose in the ranks, competing well with the big producers. More than just a businessman, Abel played an important part in the town of Cognac’s development as their Mayor. During his tenure, he developed the town’s first public drinking water system. His son Oscar, in turn, invested greatly in the area as a member of parliament and the public park he founded still exists today.
Today, Planat has changed hands many times, but in this way, it has also been able to keep an eye on the future of Cognac making. The result is a dynamic company: only a small number of organic winegrowers in the four main crus supply the materials to make Planat Cognac. As the first organic operator in the region, this exciting Cognac house continues to prove that 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 VSOP Virgin Oak Organic Cognac comes in a wide, modern bottle shaped like a classic wine carafe, complemented by a finely designed label. Small details add up to make it stand out: a red paper seal, large wooden stopper and textured paper all add up to a premium feel. This would make a great gift for anyone with an interest in organic Cognac.
How to Enjoy Planat VSOP Virgin Oak Organic Cognac
Finely crafted blends like this deserve attention: pour gently into a tulip glass and let it rest for 30 seconds before taking a sip. To allow the aromas to open up further, a small dash of mineral water could be added.