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 ...

Cognac tours
Day tour to Cognac, France






Itinerary


- 8:00 /8:30am Pick up from your hotel (private vehicle & personal guide)

- Drive to Cognac (1h30)

- Visit & tasting in one of the world famous Maison de Cognac

- Stop for lunch in a local gourmet restaurant

- Visit & tasting in a local Cognac distilery

- 6:00/6:30pm Return to Bordeaux

Example of places visited

:
Tesseron, Remy Martin, Courvoisier, Hennessy, Martel, Camus...

This day tour to Cognac is also an educational and fun way to learn about the process, the history and what made the reputation of thisfamous spirit. Visit famous Maison de Cognac as well as smaller distillery.


€ 450

- private tour
- personal guide
- visits & tasting
- for 2 persons
- all year round


Itinerary.pdf


Price :
for 2 persons

€ 450


More than 2 persons? price dependant on your group size, ask us for a quote.

Inclusions :
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.

Starting in the 17th Century, Cognac was transformed in eau-de-vie (literally, "water of life") and improved by ageing in oak casks.

Cognac is exported to over 150 countries, it is a synonym of great quality, a symbol of France, luxury and lifestyle.

Ageing Designations
- 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.



Grape varieties
Colombard, Folle Blanche and Ugni Blanc.

Terroir, Growing Areas
The Delimited Area is made up of six districts of production
Grande Champagne
Petite Champagne
Borderies
Fins Bois
Bons Bois
Bois ordinaires or Bois à Terroir

Vinification
Addition of sugar ... Absolute ban

Distillation
Cognac is distilled following a specific, traditional, two-stage method (double distillation)

Commercialization Rules
Minimum alcohol content to be sold to customers in France and abroad: 40 % alcohol by volume.




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