The Very First Cognac House
L’Océanique is a cognac displaying maritime influences that originates from the Bois Ordinaires terroir on the Island of Oléron. It has an appealing mineral streak and a hint of the sea.
A single growth: Bois Ordinaires on the Island of Oléron. A little-known terroir influenced by the ocean’s spray, lending these coastal-born eaux-de-vie mineral notes and a hint of the sea. Fine lees: racked. A distillation method that brings subtlety and purity by removing the fine lees naturally. Found in the wine.
A cognac displaying a maritime influence and mineral character. The body has a straightforward purity overlaying an appealing minerality. A floral, spiced bouquet bears traces of mild tobacco. This cognac is the product of fine eaux-de-vie from the Bois Ordinaires growth on the Island of Oléron. The blend has a lemon-yellow shade. At first, the nose displays maritime influences enhanced by subtle notes of mature citrus fruit, such as ripe lemon. On swirling, mineral and marine notes can be detected. The attack is brisk and direct with aromas of pink-grapefruit peel. A clearly defined mid palate is followed by a highly floral finish reminiscent of lemon-tree flowers. The final impression is of delicate spices and a hint of mild tobacco.
GRAPE VARIETY Ugni Blanc
COUNTRY France (Cognac)
ALCOHOL CONTENT 40.1%
About the Producer
Founded in 1643, Augier is the very first cognac house. Being a wine merchant before settling his own house, founder Philippe Augier was knowledgeable about wine. Starting from Fine Champagne and Balzac grapes, House Augier progressively expanded its reach to new terroirs and grapes over centuries. The house remained a small boutique cognac house over time, they only produced limited volumes of high-quality products and kept experimenting new ways of making, such as pale cognacs in the 18th century. Augier prohibits any additives to preserve the character and purity of their spirits, no added caramel and no chill-filter.