|Origin||France, Grande Champagne|
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Cognac Ragnaud Sabourin Le Paradis is the house’s top Cognac, it’s rarest reserve eaux-de-vie and is presented in a special 50cl carafe-style bottle in a luxury gift box.
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 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. The name of each in the Alliance range illustrates the minimum age of the cognac contained in the bottle.
Cognac Ragnaud-Sabourin Le Paradis Gaston Briand is made from Eaux-de-vie handed down from generation to generation. A subtle blend of 90% Eaux-de-vie from the beginning of the last century and of 10% Eaux-de-vie from before the phylloxera crisis (before 1870). Grape varieties – Ugni Blanc, Colombard, Folle Blanche, Jurançon, Blanc Ramé, Bouilleaux, Balzac blanc and Chalosse – most of these grape varieties are not permitted in Cognac today. The increasingly complex Charente rancio derives added richness from the fruity aromas of the Eaux-de-vie.
Cognac Ragnaud Sabourin Le Paradis is presented in a special 50cl carafe-style bottle in a luxury gift box – new for 2019.