Cognac Chateau de Montifaud
The Château Montifaud has belonged to the Vallet family for six generations now.
The vineyard was created in 1837 by Augustin and has seen the succession of Pierre, Maurice, Louis and Michel. Laurent came to join his father and grandfather in October 2000.
According to the family tradition, when a son joins his father, a part of the cognac distilled in that year is set preciously aside and will only be sold by the future generations.
Today, in the darkness of the“Paradise” cellar lie bottles of Cognac skilfully made by Pierre and Maurice Vallet.
The vineyard stretches over 75 hectares in the two premier regions of cognac area : In the “Grande” and “Petite Champagne” whose soil contains a very great amount of active limestone.
This chalky content plays a dominating role in quality of the Eaux de Vie (spirits, cognacs).
Thanks to this exceptional land, Château Montifaud possesses an extremely high potential for quality.
During each of the different phases of making the cognacs (producing, distilling, ageing), Château Montifaud apply the traditional craftsmanship and skill handed down from father to son.
These allow Château Montifaud to enhance the natural qualities of the Eaux de Vie : the floral touches, the delicacy and elegance to the nose, the roundness, the suppleness and the long-lasting taste in the mouth.
In order to bring out the traits of the cognacs, Château Montifaud propose the “Grande Champagne” and the “Petite Champagne” separately, each with its own qualities.
As well, Château Montifaud propose in vintage years, the showcase of their expertise.
Château Montifaud family cellars have also seen the ageing of cognacs that date from 1920 to the present day, part of which, in vintage years, has been sealed by the B.N.I.C (the National Interprofessional Office of Cognac).
The hints of linden flowers remain very present whereas the flowers on the vine have almost disappeared. There are dreied flowers and vanilla...
Cask strength Eau de Vie. Currently in old casks, this cognac has come down to less than 50% alcohol naturally...
Cognac Chateau de Montifaud VSOP Touches of flowers on the vine, but equally of linden flowers more present than in the VS. A slow evolution toward dried flowers...
Cognac Chateau de Montifaud XO : Remarkable aromas of dried fruits and, in particular, grilled almonds.Great freshness and not too tannic. It is characterised by its mellowness and its great long-lasting taste in the mouth...
The fruity flavours of pear and apricot are more dominant than the floral aromas of linden, and light on the palate...
The fruity aromas (fruit with pits) and a woody flavour dominate the floral fragrances ; they offer a powerful Eau de Vie...
Cognac Chateau de Montifaud VS : The scent of flowers on the wine is very present...
Cognac Chateau de Montifaud Napoleon : The dried flowers “character” prevails. Vanilla is very perceptible. Rancio (the nutty flavour peculiar to certain spirits) appears in final touches...
Cognac Chateau de Montifaud Napoleon Cigare : The dried flowers “character” prevails. Vanilla is very perceptible. Rancio (the nutty flavour peculiar to certain spirits) appears in final touches. Cask strengh Eau de Vie, 46%...
Arômes remarquables de fruits secs, en particulier d’amandes grillées. Grande fraîcheur et peu tannique. Il se caractérise par son moelleux et sa grande longueur en bouche.
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