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Le Cognac d'André L68/72
  • Le Cognac d'André L68/72
  • Le Cognac d'André L68/72

Le Cognac d'André L68/72

Single cask, single estate, multi vintage cognac

A cognac of extraordinary complexity designed for sipping

500ml – 54,3% vol.

€241.67
Quantity

Le cognac d'andré

IDENTITY RECORD

Growth Area

Fins Bois

Number of casks

1

ABV

54,3%

Contains

500ml

Grape variety

Ugni Blanc

Number of bottles

738

Lot

L.68/72

AROMATIC PROFILE

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Flavors

Structure

Citrus
6
Flowers
5
Spices
9
Fruit
7
Wood
7
8
Attack
8
Complexity
4
Sweetness
9
Length

THE STORY

This exceptional cognac, L68/72 was crafted by André Porchet, a 6th generation wine-grower/distiller.

Gaëlle, André's youngest daughter, allowed us to select this very special cognac from Asnières-la-Giraud, in the Fins Bois growth area.

Jean met Gaëlle while they were both students at the Lycée Agricole de l'Oisellerie, near Angoulême, learning about viticulture and oenology. At the end of their studies, they lost contact for several years to finally meet again thanks to some common friends in Charente.

Gaëlle and her brother Yann, 7th generation vintners, took over the 40 hectares of vineyards a few years ago. Gaëlle now shares her life between her native Fins Bois and Bordeaux, where the father of her children is a talented œnologist.

The Porchets cultivate their vines with as much passion as discretion. The adage "to live happily, live hidden" could be theirs entirely. André is a reserved man of few words. He defines himself as a link in a long chain of winegrowers.  Mireille, an adopted Charentaise originally from Brittany, and André have worked together, despite the wine crises, to make their family vineyard prosper. From their 10 hectares of vines in 1975, they have been able to pass on some 40 hectares to their children. 

Without having stopped for any reason, this family has cultivated the same vineyards since 1680! Even during the catastrophic phylloxera years, there was no interruption in production. André has been able to pass on and guard a family tradition that goes back several hundred years.

The Porchets detain a real knowledge of wine making and an authentic mastery of distillation.

Until 1974, the distillery used a 10hl wood and coal-burning still. Since then, gas has replaced coal and today, with two additional 25 hectoliter stills, the family distills their entire production.

This lot 68/72 bears witness to André's first years in the vineyard. We were immediately seduced by this atypical cognac which is perfectly drinkable at a high ABV, a singularity in the cognac world.

The Porchets truly have a signature flavor profile. Gaëlle likes to say that "it smells like home", as if the scent of this beautiful eau-de-vie will always bring her back to this place, wherever she is.

The blend of the different vintages was put together in the early 80's and has not been modified to this day.

From this cask of lot 68/72 we are able to share 738 bottles, put in glass on our estate on September 07, 2022.

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