Pineau des Charentes
Grosperrin MMC 3 1979 Mistelle-type Pineau des Charentes 17% 750ml
A unique French fortified aperitif, perfect gift for the wine or spirit lover who has tried everything... This unique lot was produced in Borderies in 1979 (with a must from the 1979 harvest and cognac from 1978), the vintage has been validated by the DGCCRF. This lot aged in a small clay cellar, in an old 40 hectoliters barrel which contained more than 200 litres of lees. It continues to age in very old 350-litre cognac barrels since 2013 in our cellars in Chermignac. Fruity and elegant nose, notes of pastry. On the palate, the fruit is ripe and greedy but supported by a very great minerality. Very little sugar, and a remarkable acidity which gives this MMC an unprecedented scale.
Cognac de Collection Jean Grosperrin – Artisanal Vintages - Jean Grosperrin worked as a cognac broker in the Cognac region. A broker in eaux-de-vie plays a very discreet yet strategic role between the producer and the buyer. His job is to evaluate the quality of the eaux-de-vie and to introduce interested parties to each other. His profession takes him to many cellars to estimate the value of different batches, among which there are sometimes some very old cognacs. Practically all vine growers distil their own harvest and they usually conserve, as former generations have done before them, some barrels of cognac in their cellars. These family treasures are very rarely up for sale and the transactions are very confidential. It is these cognacs, sometimes very atypical with strong personalities that Jean and his son Guilhem (since 2004) seek to obtain in all the appellations of Cognac. And digging into documents, family histories allows for description and anecdotes on each cognac which makes great reading. Tasting Notes are precise, to the point, short, not at all the excessive praise and lies. And their selections and vintages are astonishing. Success means, that supplies run out often.