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Reviseur Single Estate Cognac Petite Champagne launches in South Africa

Updated: Aug 12, 2021

Winter is here and what is better than to warm yourself with a glass of Cognac! The cognac region in France is re inventing itself with independent producers who are moving away from blends and producing single estate cognacs. Reviseur Cognac is a Multi award winning single estate Cognac from unique petite Champagne region.

Domaines Francis Abecassis has a strong philosophy for producing the finest Cognacs: We are convinced that blending eaux-de-vie coming from one exceptional estate gives Cognac an unmistakable character and strength. Deeply attached to the terroir, we have decided to produce distinct Cognacs based on their origins. Our philosophy is therefore summed up in the expression « Single Estate Cognac ».

Reviseur Cognac is made from the grapes in the petit Champagne region where the terroir is famous for producing high quality grapes. The Réviseur estate spreads over more than 90 hectares in the heart of Petite Champagne.The particularly favorable orientation of its vineyards, East-West, produces very aromatic wines.

To enhance the characteristics of the terroir, the Reviseur estate has its own distillery and dedicated distiller that use specific and adapted methods of distillation.

The Domaines Francis Abécassis employs small capacity alambics that do not exceed 25 hl that allow each batch to be distilled separately. The particular shape of the alambics will give the typical attributes of elegance and rich aromatics that each Cognac must have.

Tradition and savoir-faire have an essential role to play in this part of the production. During the Charentaise distillation, otherwise known as double distillation, the wines are distilled twice: the first heating gives birth to the « brouillis » that are then reintroduced into the alambic to become the « bonne chauffe » (good heat). Because the distillerie is not automatic, the talents of each master distiller are hence necessary to detect and select the best eaux-de-vie. As a true artist, he observes, smells and tastes, looking for perfumes and the particular style of the estate.

the space and the necessary time to age a Cognac is a real privilege. Every cellar has its own particularity. Dry or humid, it brings different attributes to the Cognac and alternating from one to another will develop varied aromas. The young eau-de-vie is first placed in new oak barrels to acquire colour and personality, then it will be moved into slightly older barrels of 5 to 10 years to give more aromatic complexity. After this it will change again into much older barrels that will gradually give suppleness and roundness.

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