Jean-Luc Pasquet L'Organic 10 Cognac
The generous nose of this cognac offers up aromas of fig, cinnamon, and vanilla. A second pass reveals raisins, hints of cedar, and dried flowers. The bouquet follows through to an elegant, middle-weighted profile of dried fig with hints of nougat and a pantry of sweet spices with a drying finish. This is a lovely Cognac that's light on its feet.
The history of our vineyard begins in 1730 with the Serillet family. The property is then passed from generation to generation to enter the Pasquet family in 1924 thanks to the marriage of Miss Leonie Pasquet with Mr. Albert Brisson. Having been unable to pass on the vineyard to their son Andre, it was my father, Jean-Luc, who inherited the property in 1970.
The adventure of the bottle sale started in 1977, with the creation of the brand Cognac Jean-Luc Pasquet. For 22 years, Jean-Luc and Marie-Françoise grew their vines in a conventional way until one of their plots shows signs of poor health. That same year, in 1994, they discovered the practices of the organic agriculture and were thus seduced by this new cultural mode. One year of testing will be enough to convince them that they are on the right track, so they convert the entire vineyard in 1995 and get the Organic Agriculture label in 1998.
Five years later, they are very proud to present their first Organic Cognac: the Organic VS "Terroir", now supplemented by Organic VSOP. This new way of working will bring Jean-Luc and Marie-Françoise to develop new appetizers and this is how the Raisignac and the Marie-Raspberry, an aperitif drink, are born in the early 2000s.
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.