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Domaine De Bonnefont 1848 Reserve Cognac (Staub & Co.) (Only 1 available)

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A 170 year-old Cognac!!

Pre-phylloxera cognac has a unique quality, not found in modern cognacs.

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    TypeCognac & Armagnac
    Vintage1848
    When to DrinkNow
    RegionCognac
    ABV40%
    Volume70cl

    Pre-phylloxera cognac is fundamentally different from the modern product in a way not true of most other
    spirits or other wines. The original Cognac vineyards - which are believed to date back to Roman times,
    were chiefly planted with Folle Blanche, a thin-skinned grape variety, highly prone to mildew and rot, but
    which in good vintages produces a brandy of incomparable perfume and character. Under huge financial
    pressure, when it come to re-planting the vineyards after phyloxera, the Cognac growers replanted with
    grafted Ugni Blanche, which yields a less interesting brandy, but is much higher yielding and easier to
    grow. The unique character and depth of the 50 - 60 year old Folle Blanche vines was lost forever. Today,
    less than 5% of the total Cognac vineyard is Folle Blanche, the rest is all Ugni Blanche (and the Cognac
    vineyard is far smaller - just on 80 000 hectares compared to 230 000 hectares in its heyday in the mid
    19th century).

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    Domaine De Bonnefont 1848 Reserve Cognac (Staub & Co.) (Only 1 available)

    Domaine De Bonnefont 1848 Reserve Cognac (Staub & Co.) (Only 1 available)

    A 170 year-old Cognac!!

    Pre-phylloxera cognac has a unique quality, not found in modern cognacs.

    Write a review