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Cognac and Armagnac

Wines & spirits Poitou-Charentes

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  • Cognac and Armagnac

    Cognac and Armagnac

    Cognac is a brandy that is produced in the area surrounding the town of Cognac, located in Poitou-Charentes. © AFP

  • Cognac and Armagnac

    Cognac and Armagnac

    Cognac and Armagnac have been satisfying the defined requirements for an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée label since 1936. © AFP

  • Cognac and Armagnac

    Cognac and Armagnac

    Cognac and Armagnac, with their amber colour, offer a palate of aromas that live up to their international reputation. © AFP

Legendary products, stars among brandies and ambassadors of know-how … Cognac and Armagnac impress people with their personalities and their fine aromas!

These two artisanal brandies, unique because of their terroirs, Gascony for Armagnac, Charente for Cognac, are obtained from the distillation of white wine, and made to professional standards: demarcated areas of production, appellations contrôlées, specific distillation methods …

Then comes the long work of maturation to develop the character and aromatic richness: the distilled brandies, colourless and highly fragrant, are put into oak barrels, then stored in particular temperature and humidity conditions. The colours turn to amber, the bouquets become finer, before they are put in large bottles. 

Then comes the assemblage: several brandies aged in oak are harmoniously blended. The age on the label refers to the youngest one which goes into the composition of a bottle. In terms of vintage years, more often in Armagnac (10 years minimum in barrels), it is the year of the harvest that is mentioned.

Fruity and floral hints for the younger ones, woody and candied fruit aromas for the aged ones … These exceptional products offer many possibilities for use: straight or on the rocks in an aperitif or after dinner, to accompany poultry, spicy food and typical cheeses, and to flambé a dessert.