Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Grande Champagne cognac - "the best of the best"
I live in an area called "Grande Champagne" and it's slap bang in the heart of the cognac region.
Clients often ask about this area and where else you can grow grapes to produce cognac.
The region authorised to produce cognac is divided up into six zones which are, in order of decreasing appreciation of the cognacs coming from them:
Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois, Bon Bois and finally Bois Ordinaire.
You can see from the map above that it's quite far reaching and doesn't follow departmental boundaries.
Now, obviously I'm biased but I'd say that the map above also highlights the best places to live in the area.
Grande Champagne hosts prime properties in the prettiest locations. Rolling hills, beautiful scenery and magical little villages.
I guess that "location, location, location" holds just as good for producing the world's finest drink as it does for the world of property.