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Cognac Private Wine Tour

Cognac Private Wine Tour

8 hours From
AU$1,004 Per Group
 
  • Tour Type
    Private tour Private tour
  • France Region
    Bordeaux
  • Duration
    8 hours
  • Tour Code
    OPH-19-4639
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    All year round
8 hours From
AU$1,004 Per Group
 
  • Tour Type
    Private tour Private tour
  • France Region
    Bordeaux
  • Duration
    8 hours
  • Tour Code
    OPH-19-4639
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    All year round
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    Escorted tourEscorted tour Experienced private English speaking guideTransportationTransportation Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus/van

Summary

The full-day tour takes you to the historic city of Cognac, the home of a world-famous brandy. Visit 2 Cognac distilleries: one that is already popular all over the globe, such as Hennessey, Martell, or Camus, and one family-owned brand. Learn about the differences between large and small-scale productions, grape varieties used, and the processes needed to produce quality brandy. Indulge in a tasting session after each visit. Dine in a local restaurant to sample the typical cuisine and wine of the region.

Meeting Point: Your hotel or at a ship in Bordeaux/Bassens ports of call

Available all year round, on request, except January 1, May 1 and December 25

Itinerary

Get a Taste of the History of Two Famous Houses of Cognac

Travel to Cognac to discover one of the world’s most famous Brandy. Pre-book your visits & tastings in 2 famous distilleries such as Otard, Hennessy, Camus, Rémy Martin, etc. Whether a novice or an expert, the tour and tastings will be adapted accordingly. This unique day is conducted by a professional wine guide that will be happy to explain all things about Cognac, from soils to aromas!

The region authorized to produce cognac is divided into six zones, including five crus. The six zones are: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois, Bon Bois and finally Bois Ordinaire. A blend of Grande and Petite Champagne Cognacs, with at least half coming from Grande Champagne, is known as Fine Champagne. The wine is very dry, acidic, and thin, “virtually undrinkable”, but excellent for distillation and aging. It may be made only from a strict list of grape varieties, if it is to carry the name of one of the crus then it must be at least 90% Ugni Blanc (known in Italy as Trebbiano), Folle Blanche and Colombard, although 10% of the grapes used can be Folignan, Jurançon blanc, Meslier St-François (also called Blanc Ramé), Sélect, Montils or Sémillon.

Today’s destination is the town of Cognac, which lies to the northeast of Bordeaux and lends its name to the famous brandy that has been produced in the surrounding wine region for the last 300 years. Your excursion will include a visit and tasting at two different Cognac distilleries: one with a name that is known all over the world like Hennessey, Martell, or Camus, and one that is less known and is still family owned and operated. The two visits will allow you to compare the differences between large and small-scale productions of Cognac and will cover topics such as the grape varieties used, the fermentation and distillation methods, and the aging and blending process. After each visit, you will have the chance to taste several different kinds of brandy produced by the distillery. Between visits, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant where you will sample typical cuisine and wine from the region.

Inclusions

  • Visit of 2 famous Cognac ‘houses’
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped Mercedes minivans
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free Wifi access on board

Exclusions

  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance fees, tasting fees in the Cognac wineries
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

Important Notes

  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

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