Cognac and Brandy


Courvoisier V.S.O.P Cognac

Cognac Petite Champagne

750 ML


Product Description

This VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale) cognac is made from the two finest crus - the Grande and Petite Champagne - and aged for eight to twelve years. This extended period (which is three to seven years longer than the mininmum legally required) yields a delicate bouquet and delightful balance of oak and floral flavours. Courvoisier VSOP was awarded a Gold Medal in the 1996 International Wine and Spirit Competition, and was also judged Best VSOP Cognac in the 1998 International Spirits Challenge


Varietal: Cognac Petite Champagne

Region: France

Region Description:

France is the standard bearer for all the world’s wines, with regard to the types of grapes that are used to make wine and with the system of defining and regulating winemaking. Its Appellation d’Origine Controlee, or AOC system, is the legislative model for most other European countries. Most French wines are named after places. The system is hierarchical; generally the smaller and more specific the region for which a wine is named, the higher its rank. There are four possible ranks of French wine, and each is always stated on the label: Appellation Contrôlée (or AOC), Vin Délimité de Qualité Supérieure (or VDQS); Vin de pays, or country wine; and Vin de table. France has five major wine regions, although there are several others that make interesting wines. The three major regions for red wine are Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Rhone; for white wines, the regions are Burgundy, the Loire and Alsace. Each region specialized in certain grape varieties for its wines, based on climate, soil, and local tradition. Two other significant French wine regions are Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon, both in the south of France. Cahors, in the southwest of the country, produces increasingly good wines.