Another delicious organic Fins Bois Cognac from Grosperrin.
This single vintage spirit was distilled in 2010, and was made with wine produced at a small farm in the village of Courbillac, Herpès. The producer who distilled this spirit is known as an expert in the ancient art of “méthode grasse” distillation, which is known to produce an oily, rich and dense eau-de-vie.
Grosperrin purchased the entirety of the 2010 vintage, which was made completely with the rare Folle Blanche grape. Folle Blanche is native to Cognac, and dates back long before the Phylloxera blight of the late 19th century. Only around 1% of vineyards in Cognac are planted with Folle Blanche, as it is particularly sensitive to Botrytis (or noble rot, which can be a good thing in other grapes).
Grosperrin picked out particular casks especially for this spirit, as they believed they would best suit the uniquely produced Cognac. The spirit was slowly diluted with water, a method that Grosperrin credits with revealing the best qualities of the ancient distillation technique.
The final result is a Cognac that delivers flavours of fresh ripe grapes, dried apricot, Sauternes sweet wine, grilled pineapple, candied orange peel, oily nuts and butter, toffee, oak, cooked berries and cinnamon spice.
A rare style of Cognac, with a full, luscious body. The dram has been bottled at 46.8% ABV, allowing the mouthfeel and flavours to full express themselves.