Frédéric Mestreau XO Petite Champagne Cognac
Growth area & soil: Petite Champagne
Cognac Mestreau XO Petite Champagne
An exclusive Petite Champagne blend of well matured eaux-de-vie from the house of Mestreau. The Cognac mestreau XO Petite Champagne is a real treat. With its components aged for at least 10 years, expect rich and powerful flavors that will leave your taste-buds tingling with appreciation. A true emblem of its region renowned for its chalky land content and therefore exceptional eaux-de-vie production.
Standing proud as an XO Cognac, it is sure to be admired by Cognac connoisseurs and well-acquainted brandy drinkers alike.
The house of Mestreau would have remained a footnote in history, if it wasn’t for Guilhem Grosperrin, the director of Grosperrin Cognac and an avid collector of old and rare spirits. Guilhem snagged a small, and extremely rare, collection of Mestreau bottlings from the 19th century, which allowed him to profile the company’s spirit and resurrect the brand using modern eaux-de-vie that matched the Mestreau identity.
At present, Mestreau is the smaller brand of Grosperrin; whose team works with more than 150 local Cognac businesses spread across all six of the Cognac growing areas. In total Grosperrin has contact with almost 4,300 farms which make up the rich and diverse grapes of the Cognac region. With years of buying and selling expertise under their belt, the house of Grosperrin are able to source the finest eaux-de-vie the region has to offer. This is done all in the hope of achieving their ultimate ambition of achieving the most perfect expression of the terroir.
Presentation of the bottle
Arriving in an elegant decanter with an accompanying bespoke box, Mestreau has once again pulled out all the stops with the presentation of this Cognac. Plugged with a classy wooden bottle stopper, it is the finishing touches that make all the difference. Authenticity and quality are at the forefront of the house of Mestreau and the bottle presents such values too. Details of the bottle number prove that remarkable Cognac is limited and often it is the rare finds that will deservingly rest in your memory. Plugged with a classy wooden bottle stopper and golden typography - it is the finishing touches that have made all the difference with the design of this spectacular bottle.
How to enjoy
This stand-alone Cognac is ideally sipped neat, preferably from a traditional tulip glass or snifter. Sip and savour as the patchwork of flavors open up in time. A well matured XO like this one, also serves deliciously as the accompaniment to a post-dinner cheese course.
About Mestreau Cognac
Founded in 1808, Frédéric Mestreau is an important brand in the world of Cognac. It, unfortunately, as many do, fell by the wayside in 1919 and has since remained dormant. All that has changed in recent years, thanks to a recent purchase of Cognac Mestreau made by Guilhem Grosperrin, a man who is well versed in buying older, rare bottles from the most remote of corners in the region, and reselling them to Cognac lovers everywhere.
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