From The vineyards to the cellar
"The Grande champagne region, the first Cru of Cognac, is doted with a unique 'Terroir' and mild climate. Fruit of the vines, an aromatic, dry white wine is distilled twice, according to the traditional method in Charente, to become the essence of spirit."
"Cognac is thus born."
In 1995, we began cultivating our seven-hectare vineyard according to the principles of organic agriculture, meaning that no synthetic chemicals are used. Our philosophy pushes us to reinforce the vine's natural defenses with copper and sulfur-based products and as well as natural nettle foliage sprays. Plowing between the rows of vines enables us to keep the grass and weeds down
The majority of our grapevines produce the Ugni Blanc grape, but several years ago, we planted Folle blanche vines, which were the varietal used before the phylloxera crises of the 19th century. Altought difficult to grow, this varietal gives us incomparably smooth and rich Eaux-de-vie. Our three before-dinner or dessert drinks, the Pineau des Charentes, Marie-Framboise and Raisignac are crafted using a blend of Ugni Blanc and Montils grapes.
After harvest, the grapes are immediately pressed and their juisce is transferred to fermentation tanks. The fermentation process is carried out by our own "indigenous" yeast found naturally on the grapes themselves. We provide an addittitional guarentee of tasting the Charente "terroir" in your glass by using only natural yeast and not adding sulfites.