Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
A Double Gold award-winning Grande Champagne XO Cognac
The La Guilde Saint Preuil Grande Champagne XO Cognac is the flagship product of this Single Village collection. Complex, powerful, and ultimately satisfying, it's a trifecta of three vintage years - 1990, 1996, and 2004 - of eaux-de-vies from the Grande Champagne village of Saint Preuil. This village is nestled between woods and vineyards, and is perhaps one of the highlights of all the Grande Champagne region to understand why this hallowed terroir is referred to as the 'Premier Cru'. The chalky soils work their magic on the grapes grown here, producing Cognacs that are the epitome of excellence to be enjoyed.
A wonderful addition to the best of Cognac collections, and one that would certainly be well received as a gift by any Cognac connoisseur. Only created in limited quantity, it is important to enjoy this Cognac while it’s still available.
The utmost attention to detail has gone into aging this magnificent Grande Champagne blend. Each one of the great vintages has been matured over a long period in finely grained French oak casks, allowing the tannins to take over the color and taste of the Cognac.
H3: La Guilde Saint Preuil Cognac Awards
It won the San Francisco IOWC Double Gold in 2018.
How to serve
Whether you want to savor it neat or in a cocktail, it is a versatile Cognac with plenty of body. Its decadent character means that it is perfect with a rich dessert - see our blog post for our favorite Cognac dessert pairings.
We adore the simple, graphic and contemporary label detailing a map of the celebrated Grande Champagne cru, decorated in gold and coral red. It is proofed at 44% ABV.
About La Guilde du Cognac
La Guilde du Cognac is not so much a Cognac house, rather it’s a way to bring a range of products to market that’ve been created by small, artisan producers of the region. It’s the creation of Maison Villevert, a house that boasts a history that can be traced back as far as 1487. The concept is about bringing the expertise of some of the most talented small producers to the notice of a larger global population: a population of Cognac connoiseurs who understand and cherish true quality when they taste it.
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