Cognac 1914 Renaud
Grande Champagne Cognac
Provenance: Chiswick Auctions, 3/29/2017
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.
Renaud(We currently have no information available on this brand)
Renaud Cognac – or, as it’s known today, Cognac Renaud Gerard et Graziella – is based in the Jarnac area of the Charantais growing region. A small, artisan cognac house, Renaud Cognac nonetheless has its own distillery, vineyards and cellars. Producing both cognac and Pineau des Charentes, the house markets a range of cognacs from a VS upwards, although they can be a little challenging to find to purchase. The easiest way to purchase is to contact Renaud Cognac directly.