Hide the lots sold
Cognac is a French spirit that holds protected origin status (Appellation d’origine controlée in French or AOC). This means it can only be produced in a precise geographical area which covers approx. 75,000 hectares (290 square miles) in the Charente-Maritime region of western France. It is an alcohol produced from the must of fermented grapes (wine) which is then double distilled in a copper still. It is then matured for a long period in barrels, before being blended or released as a vintage. The Cognac trade is entrusted to half a dozen important Cognac houses. It is one of the finest products produced in France and is exported all around the world.