Cognac 1918 Pradelle Grand Champagne

Récolte 1918, Embossed on button '1918', Grande Champagne, Wax shoulder button, Pot

Provenance: Drouot-R, 10/26/1999

Cognac 1918 Pradelle Grand Champagne (6038)

Commune de Juillac Le Coq

$ 5,749.00

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Some details:

Size 2.5 ltr
Vintage 1918
Alcohol 43.0 %
Bottled 1940
Button Wax shoulder button
Classification Récolte
Fill level High shoulder
Region Grande Champagne
Seal Original wax seal
Shape Pot


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.


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