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Château de Montifaud VS Cognac, Fine Petite Champagne, 40% vol



£35.00

70cl ALC 40%



£35.00
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France, Brandy, Cognac, VS & VSOP

40%

70cl

Château Montifaud

Château Montifaud is a rare thing in Cognac: an independent, family-owned producer in a region dominated by big brands! Founded in 1866, it is currently run by sixth generation, Laurent Vallet, with his wife Elodie. Before taking over, Laurent worked for ten years alongside his father, Michel, learning the art of distillation.

They specialise in the chalky Petite Champagne sub-region which tends to produce the most floral, feminine cognacs. Of their 130 ha of vines, 120 ha are in Petite Champagne and Ugni Blanc is the predominant grape grown with only 3 ha split between Colombard, Folle Blanche, Cabernet and Merlot. They believe that harvesting healthy grapes is fundamental to the floral quality of fine cognacs together with soft pressing and temperature control. Distillation takes place – artisan-style – in three much loved pot stills with Laurent including more lees (sediment) than most producers to accentuate the suppleness of his cognacs. When bringing the spirit down to drinking proof, he’s obsessed with adding the distilled water extremely slowly, even dripping it in to avoid any soapy flavours. The young spirit matures in Limousin oak casks where it continues to lose alcohol due to evaporation: the ‘angels’ share’. A family tradition is to set aside newly distilled spirit when each new generation starts. This has led to a wonderful stock of old cognac and an enviable collection of certified vintage cognacs. The oldest barrels reside behind locked gates in a dark, atmospheric ‘paradis’. The Vallet family also produce the local apéritif, Pineau des Charentes, as well as grape-based Osmoz gin.

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STANDARD MAINLAND UK DELIVERY – up to 5 working days

Delivery is FREE on orders of £150 or more to a single address in mainland UK.

Please add £9.95 post & packing per delivery address for orders under £150.

Unless advised otherwise, you will normally receive your delivery in 5 working days*, Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. Please contact us should this not be the case.

*You should allow longer for delivery to the Scottish Highlands.

EXPRESS UK MAINLAND DELIVERY

£5 on orders of £150 or more to a single address in mainland UK.

For orders under £150 please add £14.95 per delivery address.

Usually delivered the next working day (on orders placed before 1pm on a working day).

Please note, whilst the majority of parcels sent on this service are received the next working day, this is not guaranteed and excludes the Scottish Highlands.

SATURDAY UK MAINLAND DELIVERY

Saturday Delivery is charged at a flat rate of £25. Orders must be received by 1pm Friday.

ADDITIONAL CHARGES – delivery to remote UK postcodes

Our couriers can deliver to most geographically remote locations but do bear in mind that these do incur a higher delivery charge and will take longer to arrive.

Isle of Wight and Northern Ireland ‒ first case (up to 12 x 75cl) is charged at a flat rate of £25 then £10 per subsequent case.

Isles of Scilly, Isle of Man and Scottish Offshore Islands ‒ first case (up to 12 x 75cl) is charged at a flat rate of £30 then £10 per subsequent case.

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ORDERS FROM OUTSIDE THE UK

Orders placed from outside the UK will be accepted for UK delivery.

We do not export from the UK or deliver to: Channel Islands, BFPO