Guy de Bersac

Cognac Guy de Bersac

More than 70 Years Old, Luxury Presentation Box

Provenance: Auctionata, 4/25/2016

Cognac Guy de Bersac (17957)

Very Old Cognac aged 70 years

$ 1,389.00

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Size 70 cl
Vintage Non-vintage
Alcohol 40.0 %
Age 70+ year old
Button No button
Fill level Below Shoulder
Packaging Original Luxury Presentation Box
Shape Jar

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.

Guy de Bersac

Cognac Guy de Bersac is owned by the north-western French company Domaine du Coquerel. Specializing in cognac as well as calvados and other liqueurs, the company has a history dating back to 1937 in which René Gilbert Senior founded the Calvados Gilbert, known nowadays under the name of Calvados Coquerel. In 1941 the company settled in 1941 in the Manoir du Coquerel in the heart of the AOC region and at only a few kilometers from Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

Guy de Bersac

Guy de Bersac

Cognac Guy de Bersac is owned by the north-western French company Domaine du Coquerel. Specializing in cognac as well as calvados and other liqueurs, the company has a history dating back to 1937 in which René Gilbert Senior founded the Calvados Gilbert, known nowadays under the name of Calvados Coquerel. In 1941 the company settled in 1941 in the Manoir du Coquerel in the heart of the AOC region and at only a few kilometers from le Mont-Saint-Michel.

Domaine du Coquerel

Domaine du Coquerel 

The German group Asbach & Cie, the spirits leader in the RFA acquired the Calvados Gilbert in 1971 and in the same year Sir François Martin is appointed as CEO. The company switched to fly under the British flag in 1990 when Diageo purchased Asbach & Cie and Jean-Fançois Martin is appointed CEO in replacement of his father. In 1996 the Domaine du Coquerel regains its independence when Jean-François Martin purchased the Calvados activities. Nowadays, Maison Coquerel products are sold in more than 20 countries around the world.

Cider Production

Cider Production

"Maison Coquerel is still producing its Calvados in respect of the Normand tradition, yet using today’s technology. The apples are washed and gravitationally floated to an elevator which takes them to a grating machine where they process it into pulp. The pulp is conveyed to a press, spread out between two perforated sheets of metal and driven through two high-pressure rollers."

Apple Juice

Apple Juice

"The apple-juice thus produced is called the must. The apple juice is left to ferment naturally over several months as the sugar gradually turns into alcohol. It becomes cider. It is only after this fermentation process that this cider can be distilled to produce “eau de vie de cidre” (apple brandy)."