A terrific, organic Cognac from the esteemed bottlers Grosperrin.
This 2001 vintage comes from the Fins Bois cru, by far the largest of the Cognac Cru. Fin Bois contains a wide variety of different soils and terrains, from sandy coastal areas, to limestone rich fertile land. The cru produces a vast range of eaux-de-vie of differing quality, meaning that Grosperrin must carefully pick their stock from the finest sites. Nevertheless, the best locations and vineyards in Fins Bois can match the premium sites of Petite and Grand Champagne.
This particular offering was produced in two plots of vines found in the Champmillon commune. The vines in this estate have been farmed organically since 1990, by a woman who is convinced by the benefits of organic farming, and who has maintained the farm alone following the death of her father. The cognac was aged in 350 liter barrels in Grosperrin’s cellars, alongside the banks of the Charente.
The final result is a traditional, rustic Cognac with notes of dried fruit, fresh grapes, intense flowers, vanilla, bright oak, spices, cream, leaf tobacco, apricot, peaches, citrus rind, some cracked black pepper and apples.
Bottled at a warming proof of 50.8% ABV, this is a full bodied, satisfying Cognac.