The Normandin Mercier VSOP Cognac is a great introduction to the talent and passion of this ancient cognac house. Offering exceptional value for money, this is a very versatile VSOP quality blend to have in your cabinet. It can be enjoyed in many ways – the house suggests as an aperitif, or with a mixer to create a long drink, or even as a base in your favourite cocktail.
This is a blend created solely from the Petite Champagne growing region of Cognac – and it imparts so many of the qualities that make the grapes grown here worthy of the title of ‘fine champagne’.
With a history spanning back over 100 years, the house of J Normandin-Mercier has always produced eaux-de-vie from only two of the cognac growing regions; Grande and Petite Champagne. Creating their wares with a 'quality over quantity’ philosophy, the family Normandin has passed their chateau and business down through the generations.
The site of Chateau de la Peraudiere was carefully considered back in the 19th century and was a strategic location aimed directly at the production of superior quality cognac and ease of distribution. Close to the town of La Rochelle, not only is it close to the sea, but also to the rail networks. The town was the major exportation centre of cognac at that time. In addition, the climate in this area lent itself extremely favourable to the distillation and aging process of the cognacs that filled the chateau’s cellars.
J Normandin Mercier Cognac today is still firmly a family-run affair. Using the knowledge and expertise passed down to them over the decades, Edouard, Jean-Marie and Audrey Normandin continue to produce cognacs in exactly the same methods as their ancestors. With this firmly in mind, the estate of Cognac J Normandin-Mercier remains to this day a chateau which welcomes visitors and provides them with personal experience of today’s cognac making industry.