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Raymond Ragnaud XXO

Cognac - Grande Champagne - Premier Cru de Cognac - XXO - Raymond Ragnaud
$146.72
0,70L bottle with box
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Raymond Ragnaud

Raymond Ragnaud

In the 1860s the Ragnaud family owned a small vineyard in Grande Champagne of Cognac, a cru not yet classified Premier Cru but recognized by all the professionals of the time as the best Cru in the Cognac Region and which would later be classified Premier Cru because of its exceptional qualities.

The vineyard then, as now, was planted with Folle Blanche and Ugni-Blanc, a grape variety resistant to phylloxera, a deadly disease that plagued the entire Cognac vineyard at the time.

It was in 1920 that Paul Ragnaud settled at Château in Ambleville followed in 1941 by his son Raymond, who decided to create the Raymond Ragnaud brand by bottling the eaux de vie of his heritage under his name.

In 1963, his wife, later helped by his two children, Françoise and Jean-Marie, increased the vineyard by successive purchases to 47 hectares spread over 3 properties: Ambleville, Criteuil la Madeleine and Lignères-Sonneville on the famous limestone hillsides of Grande Champagne.

For the past 30 years, Françoise Ragnaud-Bricq has remained true to her ancestral roots, managing her three vineyards and perpetuating the traditions of know-how of a family established in Ambleville for over 150 years in the vineyards of Grande Champagne Premier Cru.

Description Raymond Ragnaud XXO.

Raymond Ragnaud XXO is a limited edition of 350 bottles that comes presented in a superb wooden box. It features a noble royal blue label, with each bottle numbered.

This Extraordinary Cognac is a blend of two eaux-de-vie with distinctive personalities, both from the excellent 2003 vintage: a powerful, racy eau-de-vie made from the ugni blanc grape variety, and a fine, elegant folle blanche eau-de-vie. A happy marriage to delight even the most demanding taste buds.

Behind its amber color lies a sophisticated nose revealing a complex, breathtaking aromatic palette. Intoxicating scents of orange peel and orange blossom reach us, accompanied by subtle notes of poached pears and candied plums, in a beautiful floral and fruity ensemble. The nose also reveals discreet notes of rancio, candied fruit, vanilla and oriental spices.

The palate boasts fine volume with well-melted alcohol. Thanks to the harmony between warmth and tannic structure, the texture is very soft. The fruitiness takes pride of place, with aromas reminiscent of pear, ripe plums and apricots, and fig jam. Candied citrus fruit and a hint of roasted hazelnuts can be detected in the background. It finishes on a long note of bitter chocolate, pepper and spices.

A marvelous example of Grande Champagne intense and powerful, endowed with a long finish of immense subtlety.

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