PRODUCT: Navarre Cognac Vielle Reserve 50 Year
Jacky Navarre is a fourth generation Cognac distiller. His eleven-acre estate in Gondeville in the Grande Champagne region grows primarily ugni blanc among other grapes and he hand-harvests his fruit, which just isn't done anymore. He distills on the lees (the spent grapes) in his 30hl Charentais pot-still. He adds no sugar, no boisé (concentrated boiled wood chips...which is allowed), no caramel color, and perhaps most shocking, NO WATER. He allows his Cognac to lower to 90 proof by natural evaporation.