Cognac 1800 Grande Champagne
No label, Grande Champagne
Provenance: Leca, 1/1/1998
Cognac 1800 Grande Champagne, 70 cl. Napoleon divides France in to a Roman model. End 1799 to end 1804 he is the head of the Consulate, afterwards he becomes emperor. Just like the Roman emperors he himself appoints members that approve his decisions. In 1800 Napoleon crosses the Alps and invades Italy. In december 1800 an assault on Napoleon fails in Paris. U.S. President John Adams becomes the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House).
Renowned throughout the world, the production of Cognac has been regulated by its very own AOC since 1909. Only liqueurs from eaux-de-vie made from crus from the controlled appellation area of Cognac can be labelled as such. This liqueur must be distilled and aged on-site in compliance with authorised techniques: double distillation in a copper Charentais still, ageing in oak barrels for a set minimum ageing period.
A good Cognac is subjected to a complex manufacturing process. It is never made from the eau-de-vie of a single cru, but from a `marriage' of eaux-de-vie that vary in age and cru - some as old as a hundred. To establish the age of a Cognac, only the number of years spent in oak casks or barrels are taken into account. As soon as an eau-de-vie is decanted into a glass recipient, it ceases to age. The longer it is left to age, the more a Cognac gains in complexity, fragrance, aromas and taste (spiced, pepper and cinnamon flavours).
Please note that only Cognacs made exclusively from Petite and Grande Champagne (50% minimum) can use the "Fine Champagne" appellation.