Day Trip Cognac
Cognac Private Day Tour
Starting in the 17th Century, they were transformed in eau-de-vie (water of life) and improved by ageing in oak casks. During this day tour, visit famous maisons as Hennessy, Remy Martin, live an unique sensorial experience, taste old Cognac and learn more about XO, VSOP, Napoleon ...
for 2 persons
More than 2 persons? price dependant on your group size, ask us for a quote.
Exclusive private recent minivan A/C - personal guide - roundtrip transportation from your hotel in Bordeaux - fuel - insurance - taxes.
Extra charge :
Visit & tasting fees, lunch & any personal expenses. Pick up or drop off outside of Bordeaux.
Language available : English spoken tour (with french accent)
Duration : 9h-10h
Delay : Some places are very sought after or very exclusive. Your request has to be sent earlier the better.
Don’t hesitate to let us know in your request if you have any preference for specifc wineries.
Objective of this tour : To allow the cognac lovers from all over the world to taste and learn about Cognac. You will visit some of the most famous Maisons de Cognac. You will learn about the main Cognac appellations, blend variety, terroir and taste old Cognac XO, VSOP ...
Note : Visits are not private & only by special arrangement. Chateaux & schedule depend on availabilities. We can only confirm visited properties after your payment and a definitive itinerary will be sent to you before your arrival. Usually a tour with tasting takes around 1h/1h30 and they propose 2 spirits from the estate.
Cognac is exported to over 150 countries, it is a synonym of great quality, a symbol of France, luxury and lifestyle.
- V.S. (Very Special) Cognac youngest eau-de-vie is at least two years old.
- V.S.O.P. (Very Superior Old Pale) or Reserve at least four years old.
- Napoléon, X.O (Extra Old) or Hors d'âge. Cognac youngest eau-de-vie is at least six years old.
Generally speaking, Cognac Master Blenders use eaux-de-vie that are much older than the minimum requirement for their blends. In fact, the most prestigious designations may have aged for dozens of years in oak casks and sometimes more than 100yo.
Colombard, Folle Blanche and Ugni Blanc.
Terroir, Growing Areas
The Delimited Area is made up of six districts of production
Bois ordinaires or Bois à Terroir
Addition of sugar ... Absolute ban
Cognac is distilled following a specific, traditional, two-stage method (double distillation)
Minimum alcohol content to be sold to customers in France and abroad: 40 % alcohol by volume.
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