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1811 – The Comets-year

1811 – The Comets-year

Cognac has many beautiful cognac-vintage years. However, one is exceptionally good, that's the year 1811. The fun of this year is that not only the exceptional quality is so unique, but also the story behind it. The year 1811 is considered the most beautiful vintage year of the 19th century of many European wine regions. A long hot summer and warm, dry autumn meant an abundant harvest of perfectly ripe grapes. In the Cognac region where almost only the Folle Blanche grape grew, the vine reached an unprecedented level of perfection. Many attribute the exceptional weather to the remarkable astronomical event that dominated that year, namely: the Great Comet of 1811. The comet was visible by astronomers for 17 months, but for two months – September and October 1811, precisely the time that grapes were harvested, it was apparent to the naked eye, at one point had this comet including its comets tail a larger diameter than the sun. By many, this was seen as a sign of a divine blessing about the harvest, which henceforth became known as "the Comet Vintage."  The fun thing about this event is that since then, stars on Cognac bottles have been used to denote age. The 3-Star Cognac (VS category) of many brands hinted at this event. 

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