Pierre Chabanneau & Co

Cognac 1850 Pierre Chabanneau & Co

Bottled for R. Boyer, Fine Champagne

Provenance: Christies Geneva, 11/13/2012

Cognac 1850 Pierre Chabanneau & Co (20291)
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Vintage 1850
Alcohol 39.0 %
Button No button
Fill level High shoulder
Packaging No casing
Region Fine Champagne
Shape Cognaçaise
Size 70 cl


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.

Pierre Chabanneau & Co

Chabanneau was founded in 1830 as a high quality cognac merchant company. The founders were Pierre Chabanneau and a Dutch trader. The company flourished thanks to the trade with East Asia. After World War II the results were poor, especially after the Declaration of Independence from Indonesia in 1954. Later on the company is acquired by Camus.