We have selected this ‘Grande Champagne’ Premier Cru of 1992 to celebrate the 140th anniversary of Normandin Mercier business, founded in 1872. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it has been aged in authentic casks, made by the best Cognac coopers; using hundred-year-old oak trees from the estate ‘La Péraudière’ which were chosen in 1989 for the exceptional subtlety of their grain. The staves were left to dry in the open-air for three whole years, and from these wonderful casks ‘La Péraudière’ cognac was born. Limited series of 1000 bottles.
Normandin-Mercier Cognac ‘Rare’ 50yrs Petite Champagne 44% 700ml CARAFE Petite Champagne
- SKU : NMPCRareCARAFE52yr
- Brand/Distillery : Normandin-Mercier
- Country of Origin : France
- Vintage : 50 years
- ABV : 44%
- Volume : 700ml
The site of the property, close to La Rochelle, is the result of a strategic choice in the 19th century. At this time, the city of La Rochelle was the major export harbour for Cognac, both located on the coast and on the rail network. This exceptional site offers the perfect ageing for Cognac with a very natural regulation of hygrometry and temperature. In these cellars, there are only cognacs from Grande and Petite Champagne. Normandin Mercier belongs to the few best family cognac houses. Its originality has been to make some barrels from their many centuries old fallen oak trees. The grain of this wood is such that ageing takes half the normal time, and gives far better results. That was an unexpected discovery, reserved for their “La Péraudière” Grande Champagne Cognac.