Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Ragnaud Sabourin XO Alliance 25 Cognac
Ragnaud Sabourin XO Alliance 25 is a Premier Cru Cognac primarily made with Ugni Blanc grapes, accompanied by a very low percentage of Folle Blanche grapes. This is an XO Cognac that has by far exceeded its minimum age requirement with an astounding 25 years in oak barrels. The grapes for this expression were harvested on the Domaine de la Voute vineyard, making it a single estate bottling.
The Ragnaud-Sabourin estate was founded in 1850 by Gaston Briand and his son-in-law Marcel Ragnaud. Today, Annie Ragnaud-Sabourin and her son Olivier carry on the family expertise, focusing exclusively on eaux-de-vie produced from their own vines. Sitting on a hill outside the village of Ambleville in the south of Grande Champagne, this wonderful estate may be small, but it is also one of the most prominent houses in Cognac, selling fine eaux-de-vie to a range of larger companies. However, they always make sure to keep the majority for themselves, which is why the House of Ragnaud-Sabourin boasts unusually large stocks of old Cognac - some of which predate the phylloxera epidemic. As a result, they are able to offer a wide selection of high-end releases.
Few houses dedicate themselves to such a long-term view on their production, but the Ragnaud-Sabourin family know how to plan ahead. The present stocks kept in their cellars represent around fifteen years of future sales - a long-term investment, but always worth the wait.
Presentation of the Bottle
With such a bold appearance, you can’t help but notice this expression. The decanter features a square shape and heavy base that gives great weight. The shimmering silver of the lettering on the glass perfectly match the metal stopper as well as the stunning gift box.
How to Enjoy Ragnaud Sabourin XO Alliance 25 Cognac
Take the time to leave this Cognac to rest in your glass before tasting it, and prepare yourself for the moment when you take the first sip. For the best tasting experience, serve at room temperature, or slightly chilled, in a tulip glass.
About Ragnaud Sabourin Cognac
A prestigious family-run estate with a history dating back to 1850, the cognac house of Ragnaud Sabourin are known for their blends and single vintages produced from only the 1er cru region of the Grande Champagne. Priding themselves at keeping firmly to family and tradition, even their employers and clients span the generations. The estate produces a complete range of cognacs, from a VS through to single year vintages, and Cognac Ragnaud Sabourin embrace the past, present and future to create cognacs of exceptional quality.
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