N°71 Petite Champagne Brut de Fût Cognac Grosperrin
This cognac comes from an auction held in January 2019 for the benefit of Médecins du Monde and Action contre la Faim. These cognacs had been donated to these two associations by André Bertandeau, winegrower in Salignac-Sur-Charente, who died in December 2016. Deported as an STO to Germany in 1942, at the age of 20, he regularly testified to what he had seen and experienced in the camps, hoping that history would "not stutter".
Throughout his life, he gave the meagre profits from his small property to associations and at his death, he bequeathed all his goods, property, vineyards and stocks, to these NGOs in order to help those who suffer from wars and deportation.
Very touched by the history, by the humanity and by the discretion of this man, and by the quality of his eaux-de-vie, we bought a large part of his stock.
Old gold colour.
Elegant and fine nose, candied fruits, dried mango, "hot mineral", dried flowers, rose. A beautiful amount, clean and straight, both powerful and fragile, dense.
On the palate, the attack is assertive, chiselled as it is precise, the warmer and more tannic notes come next, delicately but with power.
It is a mature cognac, calm but very present, not very demonstrative but very powerful.
The finish is long and fragrant, a great cognac, still in the making!