De l'Asterie

Cognac 1940 De l'Asterie

V.S.O.P., Presumed 1940's, Napoléon, Fine Champagne, Original carton box, Magnum, Bottled in the early 1970's (presumed), Glass/Waxbutton with Crest

Provenance: Tajan, 5/5/1997

  • Cognac 1940 De l'Asterie
  • Cognac 1940 De l'Asterie
7,750
Vintage 1940
Vintage text Presumed 1940's
Alcohol 39.0 %
Bottled Presumed Early 1970's
Button Glass wax shoulder button
Classification Napoléon
Fill level High shoulder
Maturation V.S.O.P.
Packaging Original carton box
Region Fine Champagne
Shape Mallet
Size 1.5 L (Magnum)

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.

De l'Asterie

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