Seated in Biard, Grande Champagne, since 1610, Guillon Painturaud is a 18 hectare estate. Today, Line Guillon Painturaud, one of Cognac’s few female master distillers, signifies her family’s four centuries of experience. Ugni Blanc is the only varietal grown on the estate. After harvest grapes are pressed, fermented, and twice distilled on the lees, using a traditional copper still. For the second distillation, spirits above 60% alc/vol, are re-distilled with the next batch of Brouillis (the product of initial distillation). Spirits below 60% alc/vol. are re-distilled with the next batch of wine. The “heart” of this second distillation is extracted at 18 degrees Celcius. The spirit matures in bespoke French oak barrels. For the first six months, the small fraction of eau de vie rests in new French oak (Troncais), and then moves into “futs roux” (Limousin). As House Guillon Painturaud is a member of the Vigneron Independent, a producer society dedicated specifically to wine growers who undertake every aspect of production in-house, their releases are brought to proof on the estate, and hand bottled.
Guillon Painturaud VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac is matured for average of 15 years, far greater than the required minimum of 4 years for the grade. This is one of the best values in cognac in terms of quality/price ratio, enjoy Guillon Painturaud VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac as a mixer, on the rocks or neat.
Guillon Painturaud VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac is non chill-filtered, no caramel color added, no additives, or boise.