The Great French Wine Blight Aphids devastated the vineyards of France from about 1860 to the mid-1870’s. The destruction of..
Stage 01: Vineyards
The vineyards of the Cognac Delimited Region include approximately 5,900 grape growers who produce white wine for Cognac making. The variety most widely planted is Ugni Blanc, although Folle Blanche and Colombard are also found. This late maturing variety has a good resistance to grey rot and produces a wine with two essential features: a high acidity level and, generally speaking, a low alcohol content. Since the phylloxera plague suffered at the end of the 19th century, all the varieties used have been grafted onto various roostocks according to the type of soil.
Unique Island Cognacs In order for brandy to be deemed “Cognac”, it must meet the BNIC standards, including production from..
Defining Champagne Cognac Cognac, a region in southwest France that sits just north of the region of Bordeaux, is renowned for producing..
Cognac is made mostly from grapes called ugni blanc. Ugni blanc gives us acidic wine that is low in alcohol – between 7.5 and 10.5%…
The 6 Cognac Appellations: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois, Bons Bois, and Bois Ordinaires
(click to enlarge) The Cognac Delimited Region The Cognac Delimited Region is located at the north of the Aquitaine basin, bordering..
The vineyards of the Cognac Delimited Region include approximately 5,900 grape growers who produce white wine for Cognac making. The..