The geographical area of AOC



The geographical area

The geographical area of AOC Cognac extends over more than one million hectares, and is located in the departments of Charente and Charente-Maritime in western France, halfway ...


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Regulations of AOC Cognac



Regulations of AOC Cognac

The production within the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée is governed by a comprehensive regulatory framework based on three texts from 1909, 1936 and 1938. The main elements are ...


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Grapes for cognac



Grapes for cognac

The Ugni blanc grape variety was introduced in the Cognac region during the phylloxera epidemic because it was considered to work best together the American rhizomes.

Only white grapes ...


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The grapevine



The grapevine

 

The plant that the winegrower orders from the nursery (la pépinière viticole) is always a combination of two parts: the root and the scion. The choice of rootstock is determined primarily ...


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Harvest, pressing and vinification



Harvest, pressing and vinification

The grapes are harvested when they have reached the optimum level of maturity. On the one hand, the sugar content has to be sufficient to obtain the desired potential ...


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