Distillation: First distillation separates the "unwanted" types of alcohol and collects the best ones in a low - strength product called brouillis. Second distillation of the brouillis makes a new separation of alcohols, giving an "eaux de vie," of approximately 70% alcohol to conserve all the aromas.
Aging process: Croizet always distillates the wine with 10% of lees, which produces more complex aromas and essential oils in the Cognac. Croizet X.O. is aged considerably longer than the prescribed number of years in the cellars in St.-MÍme-les-CarriËres. The Cognac is then stored in French oak casks.
|Pierre Croizet’s cognac vineyard was born from the work of many generations.
This vineyard, mainly planted in the commune of Triac Lautrait, brings together 30 hectares around a typically Charentaise farm, located in the heart of the village of Lantin, close to Jarnac. Here, we are in a privileged location, the AOC terroir of Fins Bois, formerly known as Champagne de Jarnac, because it is situated on the borders of La Grande Champagne, Cognac’s premier cru.