Growth area & soil: Fins Bois
The Leopold Gourmel Brut de Fruits is a fabulous Fins Bois Cognac containing blends of eaux-de-vie of more than 10 years old. A wonderfully sweet blend of eaux-de-vie boasting strong notes of candied fruit against soft hints of citrus flavours for an overall fresh and fruity finish. This Brut de Fruits Cognac from the house of Leopold Gourmel is a fine representation of its cru as the hilly Fins Bois region provides eastern exposure to the vineyard, and therefore permits perfectly ripened grapes which make the wine stronger, richer and consequently more aromatic too.
Leopold Gourmel is a Cognac house that began in 1972 when founder Pierre Voisin first began curating Cognac, and as an ode to his grandfather, the brand was subsequently named Leopold Gourmel. Over the years, Leopold Gourmel has come on leaps and bounds and continues the tradition of excellence established by both Olivier Blanc and Nicolas Sinoquet who have strived to produce the very best quality, naturally produced Cognac that the region has to offer.
Presentation of the bottle
Presented in a beautiful decanter and presentation box - this Cognac should not languish in the back of a drink's cabinet, as it deserves centre stage for its elegant bottle shape and branded box. The front of the bottle showcases the Cognac's golden amber coloring and branded logo of a wild horse. This arguably embodies the brand's values of remaining protective to the land and surrounding nature, in order to produce completely natural, sustainable products to be appreciated damage free.
How to enjoy
Bruts de Fruits Cognac is a deliciously sweet Cognac that can be enjoyed as a post-dinner digestive or alongside desserts. Immerse your senses in a fruity explosion when pairing this eaux-de-vie with a tangy fruit tart for example. This Cognac also accompanies fish and white meat dishes perfectly, a combination that would serve scrumptiously as the ideal summer time set-up for a dinner party.
About Leopold Gourmel Cognac
This cognac house has always relied on natural processes. From growing the grapes to picking, maturing, distilling, aging and bottling them, Gourmel cognac is free of any chemicals, pesticides or additives to enhance color in respect of nature and the final product. The philosophy of the company is to concentrate on quality not quantity, which means that one year the outcome may be higher than in others. This is further shown by the radical decision to produce only pure vintage cognacs, so there is no blending of different years in order to create VS, VSOP or XO cognacs for instance. To go with this authentic approach, the design of Gourmel is simple and modern.
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