Projet
de
Cognac

Projet
de
Cognac

The cognac industry has been proven to be a safe, strong and profitable industry; although difficult to enter, once in, possibilities abound. Projet de Cognac (PDC), is a vineyard acquisition project with a well-connected local footprint.

1

Vineyard

Vineyards in their own respect are a very sound business investment. Depending on weather conditions generally farmers can expect a steady harvest year after year. Vineyards form the foundation on which Projet de Cognac is built on.

In Cognac this becomes even more evident.

•Vineyards within the designated Cognac AOC region are limited

•Competition for vineyard lots is fierce

•Value of vineyards appreciate yearly •Long term contracts for future harvests

2

Harvest. Age. Repeat.

Cognac Aging

As cognac ages, it matures and develops more intricate flavor profiles. It is in this aging that the value appreciates. The cognac aging system states that regardless of the date on which it was distilled, eau-de-vie begins its first year of life on April 1 of the year following its harvest. Thus eau-de-vie ages by one year every April 1 thereafter and is only considered cognac after a period of two years. Labeling designations always indicate the length of aging of the youngest eau-de-vie in the blend and is as follows:

VS (Very Special): at least 2 years.
VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale): at least 4 years. XO (Extra Old): at least 6 years

Acquiring eau-de-vie and trading Cognac is no easy feat. Every year there is a certain amount of eau-de-vie produced from the 74,066 hectares of vineyards in the Cognac AOC region. Depending on the harvest the amount of eau-de-vie produced fluctuates yearly. To ensure a steady supply, the major cognac houses have engaged a large number of farmers in contractual agreements, requiring them to provide a certain amount of eau-de-vie annually.

3

Acquisition & Revitalization

Heritage brands are an informal term for small cognac house brands. Almost all vineyards in the Cognac industry are steeped in history. Passed down from generation to generation these brands typically hold the family name. With these brands comes a certain blending style, production techniques passed down over the years creating a different experience and a unique product.

INFORMATION

Cru
GRANDE CHAMPAGNE 

Size
50 ACRES

CREDITS

Facilities
DISTILLERY, CELLAR