Pierre Ferrand Ambre Cognac
As the nose develops, aromas of Ambré celebrates the fine notes of flowering vines, pear, and plum, which are, typical of a great Premier Cru de Cognac. To achieve this level of complexity and finesse, Ambré is distilled from the traditional Ugni Blanc grape and the rare Colombard grape which delivers intense and delicious floral notes. Quercus Sessiliflora oak barrels add subtle notes of vanilla and a beautiful ambré color.
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In the glass, this VSOP Cognac has a topaz hue with orange highlights. The inviting aroma is warm, honeyed and mellow. The silky palate echoes that honey and layers it with vanilla and baking spice, finishing long with citrus, spice and a hint of dried apricot. Sip or mix.
The greatest connoisseurs agree that Pierre Ferrand cognacs are made in a style now rare in the spirits business. the critical distillation process takes place under the watchful eye of the fifth generation of cellar-masters. Pierre Ferrand cognacs are distilled slowly, in small pot stills with a 25 hectolitres capacity and featuring a distinctive onion shape head, which helps concentrate the aromas and flavors from the wine distilled on fine lees. Particularly rich in fruit aromas, the unfiltered lees help to give the raw spirit body and flavor, elements that will mature and come into their own during the aging process.
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.