Francois Voyer - XO Gold Grande Champagne - Fine Cognac 70cl Bottle
70cl Bottle £91.93 In Stock
Description: Lightly spicy and sweet, both strong and delicate ...
Origin : 100 % Grande Champagne, 1st Cru of Cognac.
Colour : Reddish brown, tints of mahogany.
Aromas : The flowery notes gently give way to aromas of vanilla, dried fruits (nuts, peanuts) mixed with spices and pepper. You will notice the deep woody flavour that characterises old maturation in oak barrels. All these aromas together have the characteristic old Cognac perfume of what we call the 'Charentais Rancio'.
Taste : Strength and delicacy give this Cognac its fine character. Its length on the palate is exceptional. From the nobility of its origins it has kept the strength of the Grande Champagne and from its age it has passed on the gentleness of its aromas.
How to enjoy it :
- You can enjoy its richness dry or on the rocks. Don't hurry when tasting it : After 10 minutes resting in your glass, it will yield up new and sophisticated aromas in your mouth. Treat it with all the patience it deserves : It has spent many years waiting for you in its oak barrel...
- It can as well go with a blue cheese, or a chocolate or vanilla dessert ...
- Our best Cognac to taste with a cigar ...
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The Voyer family vineyards are situated in Verrieres and Ambleville, two of the very best villages in the Grande Champagne region, undoubtedly the first growth of Cognac. These villages produce wines that create very elegant, powerful but smooth Cognacs. The family have worked this vineyard for generations since the business was founded in 1795. Over the last 200 years the principles of production have not changed much: the vines are trained to ensure the grapes receive the optimum amount of sunshine, and grass is grown between the vine stocks to reduce yields and increase the quality of the grapes.
The fact that they are winegrowers as well as distillers is significant: as far as they are concerned, the first priority is to run the family vineyard, and to take care of the entire chain of the production, from planting and growing the vineyard, through harvest, distillation, ageing in their cellars (with an unusually high proportion of new Limousin oak barrels every year) to the blending and bottling. With 50 years experience, Guy Voyer employs a single copper pot still with great care using both the wine and the lees. This is a delicate method of distillation that gives softer, smoother cognacs and is, he feels, the only authentic way to reveal the deep richness of the eau-de-vie.