Cognac and Brandy



1.75 L


Product Description

In 1895, Maurice Hennessy, the great grand son of the founder. Richard Hennessy, was the first to systematically classify cognacs. Inspired by a decorative star symbol on his office window, he awarded a varying number of stars to designate the different quality levels. Thus was born the House of Hennessy's first Three Star cognac, better known today as VS. This grading system was soon adopted by the rest of the trade. Aged up to 8 years, the cognacs are brought to maturity in immaculate new Limousin French oak casks that yield the power of their first tannins to give birth to a bold aromatic cognac. Hennessy VS is a fine blend of more than 40 different eaux-de-vie carefully selected from the premier growing areas of the Cognac region and closen for their vivacious qualities.


Varietal: Cognac

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.