Ferrand 10 Générations Cognac
Pierre Ferrand // Grande Champagne, France
Ferrand 10 Générations is a cognac produced entirely from the ugni blanc grape grown in the premier cru of Grand Champagne. It was created by Alexandre Gabriel, founder of Maison Ferrand. The cognac was distilled on the lees (using unfiltered wine) to provide a complexity. It matured in French oak barrels, 20% of which were ex-Sauternes casks in a humid cellar. The name 10 Générations is a tribute to the 10 generations of the Ferrand family that have passed down their knowledge of viticulture and distillation through the generations. Mademoiselle Henriette, the last descendant of the main branch of the Ferrands, was the guardian of the family history and she entrusted these memories to Gabriel.
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 TypeFrench oak, 20% of which are ex-Sauternes casks
"The nose if very aromatic with primary fruits like fresh grapes, apricots, and white peaches.There's a slight nutty quality as well. The cognac is soft and rich on the palate. Sweet fruit notes continue and the finish has a moderate length and a gentle spice note. With this profile and price, don't be afraid to use in a cocktail. "