Cognac and Brandy



750 ML


Product Description

In October 1817, the future King Georges IV of Great Britain a great connoisseur of cognac, ordered a Very Superior Old Pale cognac eau de vie from hennessy. The letters VSOP thus appeared for the first time on the records of a cognac sent to Britain. These letters have since become the benchmark of the category and are today used by the entire profession. Aged up to 15 years, the cognacs are patiently brought to maturity in seasoned French oak casks that have given up their bolder tannins. Hennessy Privilege VSOP cognac is a complex and accomplished blend of over 60 different eaux-de-vie selected exclusively from the four premier growing areas of the cognac region


Varietal: Cognac/Brandy

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.