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How long is VSOP cognac aged?

How long is VSOP cognac aged?

four years
VSOP stands for “Very Superior Old Pale”: VSOP cognacs are created from eaux-de-vie aged for at least four years. The VSOP category includes designations such as “Old” or “Reserve”. XO stands for “Extra Old”: XO cognacs are made only from eaux-de-vie at least six years old.

What is cognac Croizet?

Cognac Croizet is a cognac producer based in St Même Les Carrieres in the Cognac Region of France. The company has two main offices in France and in Hong Kong.

Is VSOP cognac better than VS?

→ VS stands for Very Special, and it means Cognac was aged at least two years. → VSOP stands for Very Special Old Pale – aged at least four years. → XO or Napoleon means Extra Old – aged at least six years.

Is VSOP a good cognac?

VSOP Cognacs, which have to be aged in cask for at least four years, are the great all-rounders. They are affordable in price and – in the best examples – offer a tantalising glimpse of the complexity and quality that only emerges when eaux-de-vie are allowed to age.

How can you tell how old a Cognac bottle is?

A label with the designation V.S. or three stars means that the average aging period of the Cognac is 5 to 9 years. The minimum age is three years for this designation. V.S.O.P. (Very Superior Old Pale) or Reserve means that the average age of the Cognac used in the blend is 7 to 10 years.

How long is Hennessy aged?

two years
These requirements include being produced in the wine-growing region surrounding Cognac, France, using specific grape varietals, being twice distilled in copper pot stills and must be aged in French oak barrels for a minimum of two years (though most cognacs age much longer than the legal minimum).

Who owns Croizet cognac?

the Russian Wine Trust
FRANCE. Cognac Croizet has been acquired by the Russian Wine Trust, the Muscovite producer, importer and distributor of wines and spirits, in what is described as the first significant acquisition of a Cognac house by a Russian investor.

Is Courvoisier a cognac?

Courvoisier (French pronunciation: ​[kuʁvwazje]) is a brand of cognac, with production based in the town of Jarnac in the Charente region of France.

How do you drink VSOP Cognac?

When to drink Cognac?

  1. neat with a drop of water -> reveals more fruity, floral and spicy aromas.
  2. neat with two ice cubes -> dilute the cognac and reduce the alcohol percentage.
  3. As a simple long drink Cognac Rémy Martin VSOP can be consumed with tonic or ginger ale -> brings out notes of fresh fruit.

How long can cognac last?

The shelf life of Cognac is indefinite, but if Cognac develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded for quality purposes.

What is the best VSOP?

Our Favorite VSOP Cognacs

  • 8 Martell VSOP Medallion Cognac.
  • 7 Cognac Paul Giraud VSOP.
  • 6 Hennessy Privilège VSOP Cognac.
  • 5 Dobbé VSOP Cognac. Sweet.
  • 4 Cognac Park VSOP. Fruity.
  • 3 Guillon-Painturaud VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac. Fruity & Sweet.
  • 2 HINE Rare VSOP Cognac. Sweet.
  • 1 Paul Beau VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac. Floral & Sweet.

How long can you keep an unopened bottle of cognac?

How is Cognac classified by age?

In 1983, BNIC established designations with respect to classifying Cognacs by age. The designations of Cognac are determined by the youngest eau-de-vie blended in the Cognac, not the oldest. Distilled wine originating in the Cognac AOC may not be sold as Cognac unless it has been aged at least two years.

Does Cognac have an XO designation?

A V.S.O.P. Cognac may have eau-de-vie that is older than four years old and perhaps older than six years. This as noted above will not earn the cognac an X.O. designation.

Why is there no designation for 1738 Accord Royal Cognac?

However, Rémy Martin chose to forego a designation for 1738 Accord Royal because such a designation would undersell the overall quality of the Cognac as it is also blended with some eaux-de-vie aged up to twenty years. Cognacs are also designated by the growing crus.

How old is eau de vie Cognac?

A V.S. Cognac may have eau-de-vie that is older than two years old and perhaps older than four years. The designation, however, is determined by the youngest eau-de-vie blended in the Cognac, not the oldest.