Cognac 1878 Lucien Foucauld & Co
Foucauld & Co was one of the most involved companies in the development of cognac exportation. For over 160 years, the distinctive and constant quality of Foucauld Cognacs has built up the brand’s reputation. The passion of Lucien Foucauld for cognac led him to create one of the most famous cognacs. Lucien Foucauld & Co joined C.D.G. Group for a better export management and development. With the merger they have exported to at least 40 countries, and still Lucien Foucauld & C° has kept its own creative approach for new blends in respect of its own history.
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.