Château de Brives

Cognac Château de Brives

Petite Champagne, Charente

Provenance: Bordeaux, 3/10/1999

Cognac Château de Brives (3815)

Cuvee no. 9: Cette cuvée de Vieux Cognac 'Petite Champagne' provient uniquement des récoletes des vins de notre propriété où ils ont été distillés et vieillis. Pour réaslier un assemblage qualificatif qui soit, à notre goût, parfaitement équilibré, nous avons dû limiter la cuvée à 4992 bouteilles. Cette bouteille porte le numéro 003592

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Vintage Non-vintage
Alcohol 40.0 %
Button No button
Fill level Top shoulder
Packaging No casing
Region Petite Champagne
Shape Cognaçaise
Size 70 cl

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.

Château de Brives

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