Mortier J.J.

Cognac 1875 Mortier J.J.

Grande Champagne, Gérant de Château Lafite-Rothschild

Provenance: Sotheby's, 11/17/1999

$ 5,299.00

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Size 70 cl
Vintage 1875
Alcohol 40.0 %
Bottled 1930
Fill level High shoulder
Region Grande Champagne
Shape Cognaçaise

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.

Mortier J.J.

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Wine Trader

Old Liquors, J.J. Mortier, Family

Louis Mortier, the founder, was a manager at the prestigious Château Lafite Rothschild between 1900 and 1920. On the market place of Bordeaux, the wine trader J.J. MORTIER is distinguished by its unique character. The regular visits to châteaux and tastings by a team on the lookout for talented winemakers also enable the company to offer a wide range of “Petits châteaux”, highly representative of the best terroirs.