Cognac Ragnaud Sabourin Alliance No.10 VSOP exceed the minimum ageing conditions for VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale) Cognac. The Alliance No.10 denomination signifies a blend of Cognac at least 10 years old. By law VSOP Cognac designates a blend in which the youngest brandy is stored for at least four years in a cask.
The Ragnaud-Sabourin family owns one of the most prestigious private estates in Grande Champagne and certainly have a grand history. The estate was established in 1850 by Gaston Briand, one of the first in the region to push for an establishment of recognised crus. In 1941 a split took place in the Ragnaud family, and one brother, Raymond Ragnaud, set off on his own. The other brother, Marcel Ragnaud, went on to develop Cognac Ragnaud-Sabourin and establish the house as one of the finest in Cognac. Today the Domaine La Voûte is run by three descendants, from grandmother to granddaughter: Denise, Annie and Patricia Ragnaud-Sabourin. Together they oversee the vines, which stretch across the chalky slopes of Ambleville in the heart of Cognac’s premier cru region, Grande Champagne. They are also wholly responsible for all aspects of production and ageing, always determined to produce limited quantities of the highest quality. All their cognacs are matured as vintages; there is no blending between years, no sweetening and no colouring.