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Léopold Gourmel – Bio Cognac

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Mijn eerste ervaring met biologische Cognac was de A. de Fussigny – Pure Organic Cognac, dit was geen goede eerste indruk. Deze Cognac smaakte en rook naar zeesop van een zeer goedkoop merk.
Léopold Gourmel waagt zich nu ook aan de biologische Cognac. Deze Cognac heb ik nog niet geproefd, maar smaakt hopelijk net zo goed als de Age du fruit van Léopold! De prijs op het internet ligt tussen de 26 en 33 euro, en is daarmee aantrekkelijk geprijsd.

Onderstaande tekst is afkomstig van de Engelse dochterpagina: Cognac Fans.

Gourmel is the creator of this new cognac category and aims to set a benchmark in terms of naturally-produced cognac. BIO Attitude received an approval from ECOCERT, France’s organic certification agency, on the full process from the vineyard, wine cellar, distillation and aging to bottling.

Gourmel’s process completely excludes the use of chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers, other than natural ones; in effect a return to the way cognac was made centuries ago before the advent of the machine age.

Gourmel’s objective is to develop micro organic activity in the soil with green fertilizer, natural predators, and compost all working together. BIO Attitude is a young, refreshing cognac with a hue of cherry flowers during the April blossom. The delicate fresh notes offer a lingering finish of vanilla and fresh nuts.

Since its creation in 1972, Léopold Gourmel has chosen to respect the natural link between the roots and the bottle, and offers a non-standardized product; in their words, a cognac that is “alive”. BIO Attitude is a fitting extension of this admirable philosophy.

The first bottling of Léopold Gourmel’s new Bio Attitude Cognacs took place in June 2008 with a limited edition of 860 from the 2000 eau-de-vie and a second bottling of 4,000 from 2001 of which 900 are destined for Italy.

Gourmel’s vineyards maintain deep roots revealing a vertical minerality, absolute respect of each vintage, careful selection of extra fine grain un-toasted French oak casks, and absolutely no additives or artificial coloring. The BIO Attitude bottling is priced at $59.99 per 750 ml.

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