The Power of Grande Champagne Terroir
Our 25-hectare vineyard is located in the Grande Champagne cru of Charente, long recognized as the finest and most desirable terroir in the world for making Cognac. Like the state famous for Champagne wine, our cru takes its name from a Latin word that refers to white, chalky soil, a characteristic shared by both regions.
We grow three different grapes for distillation: Ugni Blanc, Colombard, and Folle Blanche. While recognized for adding complexity and finesse to Cognac, Colombard and Folle Blanche are now rare in the region because they are challenging to grow. We also cultivate several noble Bordeaux varieties for wine, including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, as well as Chardonnay, a grape that originated in Burgundy and loves our mineral-rich, chalky soil.
François at work in the vineyard, with the family donkey for company…