Rouyer Guillet & Co

Cognac 1858 Rouyer Guillet & Co

Grande Champagne

Provenance: Graves, 11/2/1999

Cognac 1858 Rouyer Guillet & Co (20294)
$ 11,429.00
Vintage 1858
Alcohol 39.0 %
Button No button
Fill level High shoulder
Packaging No casing
Region Grande 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.

Rouyer Guillet & Co

Rouyer, Guillet & Co is a very old company founded in the town of Cognac in 1701. The families Rouyer and Guillet started working together in 1801 as a result of marriage. In the same year the company also moved to the town Saintes and the name changed to Rouyer, Guillet & Co, which later became Rouyer-Guillet. After 1900, the company took over almost all the companies in Saintes one by one in order to expand the company even more.