Cognac Leopold Gourmel, "Quintessence", wooden box, 700 ml
Cognac noble antique gold color.
The taste of cognac seductive, complex, concentrated, combining a wonderful softness and liveliness, showing notes of chamomile, red fruits and spices and surprisingly long finale.
In an amazing palette of aromas of cognac appear noble note rancio and shades reminiscent of vintage Sauternes, - mineral, air, fresh.
Cognac is recommended to use on special occasions as a digestif.
"Quintessence" - a rich, strong, very fragrant brandy, taste and aroma which is a harmony of Impressionism - an amazing, rare, attractive combination of exquisite palette of shades. This is an advantage of the old cognac, aged 30 years in oak barrels. After all, after 25 years, in a subsequent period of ten years, cognac begins to show its true nature and origin: manifest minerality wine, fresh primary aromas of white grapes mature harmony and endlessly long aftertaste.
Cognac "Quintessence" is made from grapes Ugni Blanc (98%) and Folle Blanche (2%), grown in vineyards in the Premiers Crus Fins Bois, plain caramel and filtering that is very much felt in his rich and kind. For excerpts of this exclusive brandy for 30 years were selected unfired French barrels of high-quality fine-grained oak.
In 1972, Pierre Voisin, together with Olivier Blanc, acquiring the ownership of vineyards in the Fins Bois, decided to create a cognac house and name it in honor of his grandfather - Leopold Gurmelya - very open and close to nature, a man who loved his garden and a small vineyard, animals loved to fish on the shore of the island of Ile de Ré. By profession Leopold was Gurmel horse saddler. For this reason, a new logo cognac house was chosen horse's head - a sign, symbolizing a stylish, elegant and refined cognac.
Until 1993 the activities of Leopold Gourmel economy is not very successful. By this time, Pierre Voisin retired, Olivier Blanc, remained the sole owner, decided to radically change policy brandy production and promotion. The basis of the decision was put postulate "good spirits can only be obtained from a good wine," as well as a new way of natural aging of cognac. Olivier assembled a new team of professionals. The following years were spent in a series of continuous experimentation with choice vines, soil, exposure, vineyards, organic methods of care, cleanliness vintage, wood for aging and, finally, the distribution network. Olivier Blanc titanic work was not in vain, attempt to create a completely new cognac success. Today cognac house Gurmel Leopold, who owns 44 acres of superb vineyards in appellasone Fins Bois, near the town of Angouleme, rightly takes pride of place in the world elite of strong alcohol.
"I have always adhered to the belief that the cognac - it's fun, and to understand our style, people are quite a few simple and truthful words: fruit ... flowers ... spices ... natural ... perhaps even the only one without additives ... pure brandy, fresh and flexible "- Olivier Blanc.