Marquis de Genet

Cognac 1809 Marquis de Genet

Grande Champagne, Premier Empire, Glass vintage shoulder button

Provenance: Christies London, 12/6/1991

Cognac 1809 Marquis de Genet (4977)

A 1809 Marquis de Genet Cognac, 70 cl. The Grande Champagne cru is located around the town of Segonzac. It produces a very fine, high-quality Cognac. It is known as the Premier Cru du Cognac.

 

Other events in this period:
In 1809 there were several victories: the French victory over Spain, Portugal and Austria.

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Vintage 1809
Alcohol 39.0 %
Button Glass shoulder button
Classification Premièr Cru
Fill level Top shoulder
Packaging No casing
Region Grande Champagne
Seal Original cork
Shape Squat
Size 70 cl

Cognac

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.

Marquis de Genet

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