This release comprises a blend of eaux-de-vie from the Petite Champagne growing region. The wines for the Chateau de Montifaud VSOP Cognac have been made mainly from Ugni Blanc grapes and stored on the lees for 2-3 months before distillation to create a superb, bold character full of grapevine and fruit flavors.
New oak casks are used for the first year of maturation, after which the eaux-de-vie are transferred into old oak (4-15 years old) for the remaining ageing time. The total process can take up to ten years – much longer than the four-year minimum required for a VSOP. With such an extraordinary suppleness and delicacy on the palate complemented by sweet hints of pear and apricot, we say this Cognac is worth the wait.
The Vallet family have been the guardians of Château de Montifaud Cognac for six generations and are today responsible for 150 hectares of vineyards across the Grande and Petite Champagne regions. Specializing in traditional production methods, the family chooses to distil mainly Ugni Blanc grapes and always aim to age their Cognacs significantly longer than required by law.