Cognac PDF

Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about the brandy. For the cognac PDF, see Cognac, France. Cognac production falls under French Appellation d’origine contrôlée designation, with production methods and naming required to meet certain legal requirements. Among the specified grapes Ugni blanc, known locally as Saint-Emilion, is most widely used.


Cognac is a type of brandy and, after the distillation and during the aging process, is also called eau de vie. It is produced by double distilling white wines produced in any of the designated growing regions. The white wine used in making cognac is very dry, acidic and thin. Though it has been characterized as « virtually undrinkable », it is excellent for distillation and aging.

It may be made only from a strict list of grape varieties. Distillation takes place in traditionally shaped Charentais copper alembic stills, the design and dimensions of which are also legally controlled. Once distillation is complete, it must be aged in Limousin oak casks for at least two years before it can be sold to the public. The age of the cognac is calculated as that of the youngest component used in the blend. This blending, or marriage, of different eaux-de-vie is important to obtain a complexity of flavours absent from an eau-de-vie from a single distillery or vineyard.

Reserve designates a blend in which the youngest brandy is stored for at least four years in a cask. Napoléon currently designates a blend in which the youngest brandy is stored for at least six years. 2016 but was postponed due to inadequate stocks. BNIC states is equal to XO, but in practice the term is used by producers to market a high-quality product beyond the official age scale.

The names of the grades are in English because the historical cognac trade, particularly in the 18th century, significantly involved the British. Cognac is also classified by crus, tightly defined geographic denominations where the grapes are grown. Their distinctive soils and microclimates produce eaux de vie with characteristics particular to their specific location. The soils in Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne are characterized as shallow clay-limestone, over limestone and chalk. Petite Champagne eaux de vie have similar characteristics to those from Grande Champagne. This denomination’s soil contains clay and flint stones resulting from the decomposition of limestone. Heavier and faster aging eaux de vie ideal for establishing the base of some blended cognacs.

The soils here are predominantly red clay-limestone and very stony, or otherwise heavy clay soils. Further out from the four central growth areas are these two growing regions. With a poorer soil and very much influenced by the maritime climate, this area is 20,000 hectares. There are close to 200 cognac producers.

The Noblest Brandy of them All ». Service for the Wine Professional, by Brian K. Cognac, BNIC – Bureau National Interprofessionel du. Archived from the original on 2011-05-11. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cognac. Ir a la navegación Ir a la búsqueda Este artículo trata sobre una comuna de Francia.

Para la bebida alcohólica, véase Coñac. Map commune FR insee code 16102. Cognac está situada en el curso del río Charente, entre las ciudades de Angoulême y Saintes. La ciudad está situada en una de las rutas de peregrinación, el camino francés a Santiago de Compostela. Mucho tiempo después, en el siglo XV, el castillo se convirtió en el hogar de la familia Valois, quien se encargó de su reconstrucción. Valois, un importante centro comercial medieval. El museo de Arte y de Historia.

El museo de las Artes de Cognac. El centro Saint-Gobain de trabajos de vidrio y barriles o cubas. En los alrededores encontramos diversas iglesias románicas y castillos. La ciudad es conocida mundialmente por sus holandas y brandy, centro de una denominación de origen que abarca no solo a la ciudad sino a los alrededores. Cerca de la ciudad se encuentra una base aérea de entrenamiento del ejército. Francisco I de Francia nació en su castillo en 1494 y fue rey de Francia desde 1515 hasta 1547.

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