A. de Fussigny XO 24 Carats Premier Grand Cru Cognac
Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
A de Fussigny XO 24 Carats Premier Grand Cru: Sophisticated Savoir-Faire for the Cognac Connoisseur
Introduced in April 2011, the A de Fussigny XO 24 Carats Grand Cru Cognac is a blend of exclusively Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie, aged on average for 35 years in small Limousin oak casks. Described as a Cognac with "aromatic richness, balance, elegance and softness" this is surely a must-have for those connoisseurs who are fans of the Fussigny estate.
Located on the banks of the Charente river, this estate's distillery and cellars date back to 1814, rich in a history of gabarres passing by on barges, transporting and trading the precious eaux-de-vie and wine that render this region famous. Their more than 200-year-old cellars allow the aging process to take place in a humid environment, offering a unique and high quality to every Cognac that A De Fussigny produce.
The A de Fussigny XO 24 Carats Premier Grand Cru Cognac ticks all the boxes when it comes to both luxury and quality. Its Premier Cru provenance certainly enhances its complexity and aromatic intensity, as Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie are widely acknowledged to be the best suited for a lengthy aging process. The Limousin oak casks used for maturation further increase the Cognac's superior quality, with the domaine's paradis cellar atmosphere allowing maximum absorption of tannins, encouraging developed and distinct aromas over time. Finally, the sophisticated presentation of the product should be noted, a testament to the estate’s pride, precision and proficiency in each step of their production process.
Presentation of the Decanter
The XO 24 Carats design is simply stunning, its sharp edges contrast against the elegant curves that hug the bottle's body. Embossed with gold and featuring a golden stopper, the design is luxurious in every sense of the word with the gold detailing perfectly complementing the XO's deep amber tones. The decanter comes in a deep red presentation case for gifting, storage or display purposes.
How to Enjoy
A 35-year-old XO like this should most definitely be enjoyed neat, perhaps in a traditional tulip glass to ensure maximum appreciation of each individual aroma. The rich quality of a Grande Champagne blend makes it the ideal digestif, and thanks to its luxurious presentation, this would make a wonderful addition to your next dinner party.
About A de Fussigny Cognac
Located in the historical center of Cognac, France, A de Fussigny Cognac was established in 1814 on the banks of the iconic Charente River. The brand pushes the idea of modern luxury, incorporating tradition, authenticity and craftsmanship with modernity and innovation. The estate's 200-year-old cellar has a particularly humid environment thanks to its proximity to the river, meaning the maturation process produces a high quality and unique character to Fussigny’s Cognac. The estate boasts a selection of Cognacs from all growing terroirs, but focuses primarily on distilling eaux-de-vie from the prestigious Fine Champagne region (Petite and Grande Champagne), utilising the rich soils to concentrate on high quality and a distinct flavor profile. Using ancestral expertise and savoir-faire, the estate's seasoned cellar master blends the finest selection of eaux-de-vie to produce a particular finesse to each flavor, adding a complex character to each individual Cognac.
A de Fussigny Cognac has a no-plastic policy, ensuring they do not use or create plastic waste for their packaging.
Visit Cognac A de Fussigny: 11 rue des Gabariers, 16100 Cognac, +33 (0) 5 45 36 61 36, visits and tastings available Monday-Friday 09:00 am - 12:15 pm, 01:30 pm - 04:00 pm by appointment. Call or contact via their website: www.adefussigny.com.
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