The vineyards of petite champagne, which encircle the famous grande champagne, grow in soils whose chalk is more compact and in a climate more influenced by the sea and the continental mass. Cognacs from this district are softer, fruitier, and more accessible than their austere grande champagne cousins, and have appealing floral overtones.
Maison Surrenne Petite Champagne (Distillerie Ancienne) Download PDF
|Base Ingredients||Ugni blanc - 100% petite champagne from the home distillery on the Charente River in Jarnac|
|Fermentation||The pressed juice spontaneously ferments in concrete tanks for two to three weeks|
|Still Type||Small copper pot stills (alambique charentais)|
|Cooperage||In Limousin oak casks|
|Finishing||Cognacs from various barrels are combined and rested in large vertical oak tanks, then proofed with purified water|