A Farming Artist, who performs in harmony with land, man and beast. François cultivates his vineyard organically, and artfully transforms his crop, through distillation to create the wonderful spirit, Cognac, his new collection is Tribal Cognac.
François has spent his entire life in pursuit of the purest expressions of Grande Champagne Cognac. A fourth-generation distiller, he learned to use a traditional Charantais pot still from his father and grandfather.
François’ story is not only about tradition. As a young man, he traveled halfway around the world to Australia, where he first encountered small, independent, and biodynamic producers making and marketing wines their own way. There, he first began to dream of having his own independent Grande Champagne Cognac label that could encapsulate the terroir he knew so well: The chalky soil, the snails, the hares, the vines, the brilliant sun, and the hardworking and resilient Charentais people.