A 35yo (way beyond XO requirements) Grande Champagne Premier Cru from the renowned Cognac house. Dried fuit and orange rind on the palate, rich and unctuous with a well developed and complex finish.
While technically classed as an XO, the makers have indicated that the number 35 on the bottle is a code for the age, with ‘Fontvieille’ indicating that the eaux-de-vie has been produced from the oldest vines of the estate’s 33-hectare vineyard Domaine de la Voute.
The Ragnaud-Sabourin estate was founded in 1850 by Gaston Briand and his son-in-law Marcel Ragnaud. Today, Annie Ragnaud-Sabourin and her son Olivier carry on the family expertise, focusing exclusively on eaux-de-vie produced from their own vines. Sitting on a hill outside the village of Ambleville in the south of Grande Champagne, this wonderful estate may be small, but it is also one of the most prominent houses in Cognac.