Growth area & soil: Petite Champagne
Conte et Filles XXO
Conte et Filles XXO is a rounded Cognac that develops with blissful aromas of candied fruit, cloves, pear jam, walnuts and prunes and a hint of leather. As an extra old Cognac blend, it was produced by Pierre-Marie and Bernard Conte (the father and uncle of Blandine and Anne-Laure, who lead the Cognac house today), and its youngest component dates back to 1999. XXO Cognac was distilled without lees and mainly aged in red barrels to develop its fruity aromas.
Standing proud as a female-led Cognac brand in an industry that is predominantly fronted by men, Maison Conte et Filles is now in its 5th generation of family members to inherit the Cognac-making savoir-faire. Sisters Blandine and Anne-Laure present their passion for the world of agriculture through a new range of Cognacs alongside other grape-based wines and spirits.
Presentation of the bottle
Displayed in a modern cylinder-style decanter with a wide cork stopper, it’s the label work of this bottle design that makes it stand out from the rest. On the label, an illustration of the vines reflects back to nature and the roots of how this Cognac came to be. Arriving with a matching presentation box, it serves as a delightful gift – and one that is easy on the senses, from the eye to your fingertips as they hold the smooth bottle in hand, through to the nose and then the palate as you embark on the tasting journey.
How to enjoy
A beautifully well-aged Cognac, XXO is best appreciated on its own – neat. Try adding an ice cube to the bottom of the glass to allow the patchwork of aromas to develop even further.
About Conte et Filles
The Conte et Filles vineyard is family-owned and has existed for 5 generations, anchored in the limestone valleys of Charente. Today, it is the two sisters Blandine and Anne-Laure who invite you in for a taste of their world and passion for agriculture with every sip of their Cognac, wine and Pineau des Charentes offerings.
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