Chateau de Triac considers the Reserve de la Famille Cognac the best and finest eaux de vie coming from the family cellar, which is the work of three generations.
Chateau de Triac is an estate located in the fins bois region. It is surrounded by the estate vineyards and it is the place where the vinifying and aging the cognac coming from the land. In the family guesthouse where you'll be received of you make the journey to Chateau de Triac.
Sverre Braastad bought Chateau de Triac in the 1940s. He and his wife grandmother, Edith, used to gather all their eight children and numerous grandchildren together for dinner every Sunday at the castle. It was an important tradition and there was no excuse for not showing up. Sverre Braastad loved the place and lived there until he died, collecting firewoods outside the castle at the age of 99.
Widely regarded as the finest and most complex grape-based spirit in the world, Cognac follows rigorously strict production guidelines. It is made exclusively of wine—most commonly from Ugni Blanc—from the Charente and Charente-Maritime regions surrounding the town of Cognac in southwestern France. After a second distillation in antique copper pot stills (called charentais), the spirit is transferred to French oak barrels and aged a minimum of two years (VS). Cognac is classified by both age and region (Cru). The Grande Champagne Cru and Petite Champagne Cru, both having shallow limestone soils, are the most respected.