A trip to the Cognac region would not be complete without a visit to at least one of the big four cognac houses – Hennessy, Rémy Martin, Martell or Courvoisier.
Courvoisier, was founded by Emile Courvoisier in 1835 and is famous for its Napoleon cognacs and iconic Napoleon silhouette logo.
Courvoisier eaux-de-vie are aged exclusively in french oak from the Limousin forests in the vicinity of Cognac, France.
Courvoisier produces a wide range of cogancs including, Courvoisier VS (very special) from Fins Bois and Petit Champagne grapes. Courvoisier also makes a Artisian Edition Double Oak VS cognac. The VS cognac designation accounted for 50% of all cognac sales in 2016 .
Courvoisier also crafts Courvoisier VSOP (from eaux-de-vie from Petit and Grande Champagne), Courvoisier XO (from 11-25 year old eaux-de-vie) Courvoisier Triple Oak VSOP, Courvoisier VSOP. Exclusif (crafted specifically to be used as a mixer for cocktails), Courvoisier Napoleon Fine Champagne, Courvoisier 12 Year Old, Courvoisier 21 Year Old, Courvoisier Initiale Extra (from 30-50 year old eaux-de-vie from Borderies and Grande Champagne), Courvoisier Succession J.S., L’Essence de Courvoisier (from eaux-de-vie over 100 years old)
The Chateau of Courvoisier and Courvoisier Visitor Reception Center are located in Jarnac on the banks of the Charente River about ten miles east of Cognac.
Courvoisier offers five different tours at the Courvoisier Chateau, including, the Classic Tour, the Spotlight on History Tour, the Historic Blends Tour, the day long From Grape to Glass Tour and the Gourmet Tour.
The first two tours focus on the founding and history of Courvoisier, including a visitation to a small Napoleon museum in the Chateau that houses a few of Napoleon’s articles of clothing.
The Historic Blends (w/cognac food pairing brunch) and From Grape to Glass Tours (w/cognac food pairing lunch) focus on the grape growing, selecting, distillation, ageing and blending processes of crafting cognacs. The Gourmet Tour explores cognac food pairings more extensively during a gourmet cooking session.
All tours allow the opportunity for Courvoisier cognac tastings.
For more information on Courvoisier tours and to book a visit http://courvoisier.com/us/experience/tour
2 Place du Chateau |
Courvoisier S.A, 16200 Jarnac, France
Phone Number: +33 5 45 35 56 16