Congac & Armagnac
Cognac is made from the Ugni Blanc grape only,
Cognac is produced 300 km further North than the area of Armagnac (Charente, Charente-Maritime, part of the Dordogne and Deux-Sèvres).
The Cognac region only produces wine for distillation.
The Cognac or “Charentais” alembic is a basic copper alembic c” (double heating): the alcohol is distilled twice and the brandy comes out with a higher alcohol content (72°)
VS: Aged 2 Years
VSOP: Aged 4 Years
XO: Aged 10 Years
XXO: Aged 14 Years
Napoleon: Aged for a minimum of 6 Years
Reserve: Aged for an average of 25 Years