Ancestral Cognac – Grande Champagne


Distilled and matured in Cognac, from the Grande Champagne cru, this Ancestral Cognac has been blended has designed by Francois Méry, the final piece of his Tribal Cognac Collection, in honor of his heritage.

Bottled size : 70 / 75 cl

Alcohol content : 40 % Alc. Vol.

Product of France

Region: Cognac, Grande Champagne, 1st cru of Cognac.

Principal grapes : Ugni Blanc, Colombard, Folle Blanche.

Type of distiller: Charentais Copper Still.

N° of distillations : two

Age : The average age of the cognac selected to create the blend for the Ancestral Cognac is 40 years. The cognacs will spend decades in barrel before being carefully transferred to demijohns to guard and protect the fine aromas.

Ingredients : Cognac Grande Champagne, 100 % organic certified cane sugar syrup.

Notes from François Méry, Farming Artist…

My family have been in the cognac trade for more than 100 years, and being French I am incredibly proud of my heritage, for me its an honor to cultivate vines, distill and age cognac, using the traditional methods which I learned from my Father and Grandfather. It gives me great pleasure to blend and bottle, to order, rare age-old Grande Champagne Cognacs. The Méry Melrose Ancestral Cognac is unique and made only from the Grande Champagne cru, sometimes the cognacs are selected from my private family collection, and on other occasions selected from small batches sourced from the best neighboring cellars. Always, the production and aging of the Ancestral Cognac is strictly controlled by the BNIC. The Ancestral Cognac is available in very limited quantity, a beautiful expression of aged cognac and its’ terroir, a cognac intended for connoisseurs and amateurs alike.