Growth area & soil: Fins Bois
Tiffon Chateau de Triac VSOP Single Vineyards Cognac
The Tiffon Chateau de Triac VSOP Single Vineyards Cognac has been created exclusively with eaux-de-vie sourced from one vineyard in the Fins Bois growing region. The soil of the rather large Fins Bois terroir contains smaller patches of chalk that are less porous than that which is found in other crus, producing eaux-de-vie that are full-bodied, supple and fruity. Young and lively, this expression has been aged for a minimum of four years and expresses all the bright floral aromas you’d expect.
The House of Tiffon is located along the banks of the Charente River in Jarnac, boasting forty hectares of vineyards in the Fins Bois and Grande Champagne crus. It is worth noting that Tiffon shares strong roots with Cognac Braastad, as the Braastad family today is at the helm and manages all aspects of production and sales for both houses.
It was a Norwegian man by the name of Sverre Braastand who married the granddaughter of Mederic Tiffon and took over the family business; today, his son and grandchildren are in charge of operations. The family prefers to run the estate in a traditional manner, from grapevine to bottle. They grow Ugni Blanc, St. Emilion and Colombard grapes which can be turned into eaux-de-vie and either of their two distilleries; one in Jarnac and one at Château de Triac. The distillery in Jarnac has ten Charentais stills, each with a capacity of 2,500 litres, while the distillery at Château de Triac has seven stills of the same kind. Currently, around 12,000 oak casks of Cognac are patiently maturing in Tiffon's eleven warehouses.
Presentation of the Bottle
The Tiffon Chateau de Triac VSOP Single Vineyards Cognac is housed in a classic Charentais bottle shape, adorned with a cream-colored label and calligraphy script. Of course, a matching gift box completes the package.
How to Enjoy Tiffon Chateau de Triac VSOP Single Vineyards Cognac
This is a versatile Cognac that can be enjoyed neat - perhaps as a digestif - or with the addition of a drop or two of water. It would also make an elegant base for classic cocktails.
About Tiffon Cognac
With strong ties to the Scandinavian country of Norway, the history of Cognac Tiffon dates back to 1875. Tiffon is to this day a family run business, and is based at the beautiful family home, the Chateau de Triac, just 5 kms from the town of Jarnac. The Chateau itself has a battle-scarred and convoluted history, dating back to the 11th century, which includes being razed to the ground by fires and completely demolished during the Hundred Years’ War. Today, the family grows 40 hectares of Grande Champagne and Fins Bois vines, overseen by cellar master Richard Braastad, who comes from an old cognac producers’ family.
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