from the soil to the vine

Thanks to the Grande Champagne soil, first cru of Cognac, a specific climate and a particular grape variety of Folle Blanche, we produce fine, light Cognacs with a predominantly floral bouquet, requiring long ageing in casks to achieve full maturity.

Grande Champagne Cru

a profoundly original soil: characterized by a clayey, chalky thin soil on top of soft chalk from the Cretaceous. From the surface down, the limestone content is very high. The clay provide these fertile soils with good structure and water reserve. Despite their thinness, these soils do not suffer from lack of water as the sub-soil acts as a giant sponge through which water may slowly rise as the summer dryness increases.(1)

Excellent climatic conditions

Climatic conditions are very favorable for our vineyard that benefits from a specific climate, harsh cold winters and hot and heavy summers ensuring optimal levels of sunlight giving to our wines rich and profound aromas.

Two grape varieties, Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche

In our vineyard, we produce 90% Ugni blanc and 10% Folle Blanche. Folle Blanche is a rare and declining grape variety as it is more fragile and less productive than the Ugni Blanc. However, it is naturally very acidic giving to our cognacs refinement and thinness.

(1) Source : BNIC