A 25-year-old XO Grande Champagne 1er Cru Cognac from the Cognac House of Raymond Ragnaud. Presented in a 700ml bottle at 42% abv.
In 1860, the family of Raymond Ragnaud purchased a small vineyard in the Grande Champagne. In 1920, Paul Ragnaud settled in the Château of Ambleville and was succeeded in 1941 by his son Raymond who ran the vineyard and decided to market the eaux-de-vie he had inherited.
In 1963, his wife, with the help of their two children, Françoise and Jean-Marie, expanded the business which now covers 47 hectares in 3 different vineyards - Ambleville, Criteuil and Lignières-Sonneville - lying on the slopes of the Grande Champagne, a unique and exceptionnal area which produces eaux-de-vie of unparalleled quality.
For the last 30 years, Françoise Ragnaud-Bricq, has remained faithful to her roots and carried on the tradition by supervising the grape harvest with meticulousness and great experience. She works hand in hand with the cellar-master to produce eaux-de-vie by distilling only wine harvested in her vineyards.