Growth area & soil: Fine Champagne
A Fine Champagne XO Cognac with a stunning decanter
This artisan Cognac house stun us once more with the Vallein Tercinier XO Vieille Reserve Cognac, which takes its eaux-de-vie from both the Grande and Petite Champagne. A fine blend of well aged spirits, the youngest is 35 years old. A smooth and elegant Cognac, it is the perfect Fine Champagne Cognac taking 50% of the assemblage from the Petite Champagne, and the other 50% from the Grande Champagne, exhibiting the remarkably long length on the palate.
Vallein Tercinier harbor five hundred years of savoir-faire and heritage at their estate at the Domaine des Forges in the Saintonge region, and this is demonstrated through their high-quality bottlings. The unique conditions of the Fine Champagne terroirs alongside its proximity to the sea makes the region like no other.
The creation of the vineyard of Vallein Tercinier probably dates from the end of the 3rd century, and is linked to the Roman emperor Probus who extended to all Gauls the privilege of winemaking. The soil in this cru is high in chalk content, thanks to millions of years of fossilization, and also benefits from optimum sunlight conditions.
Presentation of the Vallein Tercinier Greg Decanter
Bottled and proofed at 40% ABV, this is a 70cl decanter that is rounded with a golden stopper. It is a show-stopping decanter that will take pride of place in any collection.
Enjoy in a snifter glass at room temperature, and leave it to air for some moments before tasting to really bring out the aromas.
About Vallein Tercinier Cognac
With over 500 years of history, the artisan house of Vallein Tercinier is one that deserves the attention of all Cognac lovers – from those new to eaux-de-vie to the connoisseur. This brother and sister team bring an expertise to craft Cognac that's just aching to be discovered.
Many of their Cognac's have been awarded top class awards in many industry competitions, and this has meant a growing awareness of their products in some quarters. But, as with the aging process of Cognac, such a small craft brand is often lost amongst the noise razzmatazz of the 'big boys'. And that really is a crime, because as many esteemed connoiseurs are finding out, the offerings of Vallein Tercinier are of superb quality, unique, and once you've discovered them, will become a 'must have' brand to always have in your drinks cabinet.
Catherine and Louis are very proud to have stepped into the shoes of their many ancestors. And as is in keeping with family tradition, the've continued to move the company forward, whilst remaining true to the pure art of Cognac production. They've adapted the facilities to take full advantage of modern technology, and continue to produce some very special Cognacs indeed.
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