A. de Fussigny XO Fine Champagne Cognac
A. de Fussigny // Cognac, France
From the House of Fussigny, which sits on the banks of the Charente River in the town of Cognac, this spirit is a blend of two eaux-de-vie distilled in the Cognac region of France: one from Grande Champagne and another from Petite Champagne. (Remember: Champagne simply means "fields" here and has nothing to do with the region in Northern France known for its sparking wines.) Per label requirements, a Fine Champagne Cognac must be a blend of the two sub-regions, with at least 50% of the spirit coming from Grande Champagne. The distillate is aged at least six years in French oak casks to qualify as an XO, although most XO cognacs contain much older spirit. Bottled at 40% ABV.
CognacBrandy distilled in a delimited region within France from specific grapes. Must be double-distilled to no higher than 72% abv. Required to be aged in oak for at least 2 years. Also, if labeled as the following, minimum aging is: VS-2 years, VSOP-4 years, Napoléon 6 years, XO-10 years (as of April 2018).
Cask TypeLimousin Oak & Tronçais Oak