Normandin & Co A.

Cognac 1893 Normandin & Co A.

Grande Fine Champagne, Domaine de le Malestrade

Provenance: Lombrail-Teucquam Varenne, 12/12/1998

Cognac 1893 Normandin & Co A. (7531)
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Vintage 1893
Alcohol 39.0 %
Button No button
Fill level Base neck
Packaging No casing
Region Grande Fine Champagne
Shape Bell-shaped Squat
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.

Normandin & Co A.

The Normandin-Mercier House was established in 1872 by Jules Normandin, a Cognac brooker and landowner. The site of the property, close to La Rochelle, is a strategic choice. The city was the major export harbour for Cognac, both located on the coast and on the rail network.