The flavor behind the name
Cognac is a type of premium brandy type, and arguably the most famous brandy of all. As a Cognac supplier, we offer Cognac in 264-gallon totes and 6,500-gallon ISO containers.
What is Cognac?
Cognac is a distillate of white wine. The grapes for cognac are grown on just 72,000 acres of vineyard in Cognac, France. This premium spirit was named after the town of Cognac in the French region of Charente. Due to the production process involving the heating of the wine, cognac is sometimes referred to as burnt wine.The wine distillate is then aged for at a minimum of two years in wooden barrels must contain at least 40% ABV. The ageing lends to the Cognac’s signature flavor as tannin and vanillin notes bring it to life. The result is a premium spirit with the famous cognac taste. Cognac Brandy has a rich and smooth flavor with a strong fragrance, demanding to be sipped slowly and appreciated.
A set of abbreviations and symbols indicate the age of the Cognac and classify the brandy. They mention the legal lower limits of the youngest Cognac in the mix:
V.S. ***, Very Special
Two years of ageing in wooden casks, this Cognac is called Three Star.
V.S.O.P. Very Superior Old Pale
Four years of ageing. The youngest Cognac in the blend must be aged in wood for a minimum of eight years. This Cognac is called Five Star.
X.O. Extra Old
A minimum age of ten years, also Cognac is considered Luxury.
At least six years old, but generally older.
Hors d’Age or Ancestral
This Cognac is too old to figure out its age, a Cognac you will never forget.
Considering adding Cognac to your product line? As a Cognac supplier, we welcome you to ask about our signature options.