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Giboin Borderies Vintage 2001 Borderies Cognac
Introducing the Giboin Borderies 2001 Vintage Cognac - an extraordinary expression of time-honored French craftsmanship that will captivate your senses and transport you to the sun-soaked vineyards of Borderies. Crafted with passion and precision by the esteemed Giboin family, this Cognac is a testament to their six generations of expertise.
Harvested in the autumn of 2001, the Ugni Blanc grapes were carefully pressed using a state-of-the-art compressed air membrane press, ensuring the extraction of the finest juice. Fermented in concrete vats and double-distilled in a traditional Charentais copper still, this Cognac embodies the authentic flavors of the Borderies terroir.
Under the watchful eye of François Giboin, the sixth-generation master distiller, the spirit was aged to perfection in a special oak cask, barrel number 14G444. Patiently waiting for the optimal moment, this vintage developed its complex character and rich depth over the years. To simplify the bottling process, a small quantity was drawn into a 25-liter demijohn, allowing for a seamless transition into the final bottles.
What sets this Cognac apart is its unwavering commitment to authenticity. No reductions were made by adding water, allowing the spirit to naturally evolve and achieve its full potential. Cold stabilization and filtration were eschewed, preserving the spirit's true essence and ensuring a rich, unadulterated taste. No sugars or caramels were added, allowing the pure flavors to shine through.
When it comes time to bottle this liquid masterpiece, the Giboin family handles the process with utmost care and precision. Whether directly from barrel 14G444 or via the trusted demijohn buffer, the bottling is done gravity-fed, ensuring the integrity of the spirit is preserved. The label proudly displays the date of release from the oak, signifying the meticulous attention to detail given to each bottle.
The Giboin Borderies 2001 Vintage Cognac is an invitation to indulge in the rich heritage and refined craftsmanship that only a family with a deep understanding of their craft can deliver. From its enticing aroma to its velvety texture and harmonious flavor profile, every sip is a journey through the vineyards of Borderies. Whether you're a seasoned collector expanding your repertoire or a discerning individual seeking a remarkable gift, this Cognac is sure to impress.
Embrace the timeless elegance and exceptional quality of the Giboin family as you savor the complexities of this remarkable Cognac. With its unique production process, steadfast commitment to tradition, and an unforgettable flavor profile, the Giboin Borderies 2001 Vintage Cognac stands as a true masterpiece deserving of a place of honor in any spirits collection. Raise your glass and toast to an extraordinary experience that encapsulates the very spirit of Borderies!
About Giboin Cognac
Giboin is an expert producer of both Cognac and Pineau de Charentes, with 60 acres of vineyards in both the Borderies and Fins Bois Cognac growing areas of the Charente. This family run, traditional brand has a history stretching back to the early part of the nineteenth century, and exclusively produces a very limited amount of Cognac per year. Using predominantly Ugni Blanc grapes, but Merlot too, Giboin strives to remain committed to the methods used by the family’s founders, and for a small house curates a surprisingly versatile and wide range of Cognac and Pineau products.
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