Cognac is the most costly distilled spirit in France and probably in the world, in other words, the King of all brandies.
Double distillation helps to conserve delicate flavours but this means that nine litres of wine will give less than one litre of Cognac.
Quality Cognac Brands
The name Champagne in French Cognac, an area north of Bordeaux, is associated with limestone (chalk) deposits, similar to the "terroir" found 300 miles East around Reims. Our range of Cognac comes from the famous French Cognac Houses of Hine and Chateau de Montifaud.
Their Cognacs are warm and smooth spirits which delight the palate with a wide range of sensations. Both Houses specialise in old Cognacs and Vintage Cognacs. Chateau de Montifaud itself has belonged to the Vallet family for six generations now, the vineyard was created by Augustin Rollet in 1837 and the Appellation Chateau itself is very rare for Cognac.
Their base wine, needed for distillation, comes from two sub-Appellations, Grande and Petite Champagne. This is equivalent to a Premier Cru or Grand Cru vineyard in Burgundy.