Maison Surrenne Ancienne Distillery Petite Champagne Cognac
Maison Surrenne // Petite Champagne, France
Created by Ansley Coale of Craft Distillers in California and Richard Braastad, cellar master of Tiffon, the largest family-owned producer of cognac, Maison Surrenne is a cognac brand made exclusively for the US market. This bottling is from their Ancienne Distillery using 100% Petite Champagne grapes. No artificial-coloring, caramel, or boisé (essentially, a reduction of boiled wood) is ever used in their products.
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
"Fresh and floral and fruity notes, specifically peach and green grapes, are found on the nose. Barrel spices are of low-intensity, but present to help add dimension to the brandy. Full, soft, and sweet on your palate, those same initial fruit notes continue with a little orange zest and white chocolate. Only slightly bitter on the finish, this would be well suited for a brandy cocktail or served with a soft cheese plate due to its fruit factor."