The Very First Cognac House
A high proportion of fine wine lees retained for distillation makes Le Sauvage a powerful cognac with good structure.
A single growth: Petite Champagne. Chalky soils give Le Sauvage structure and balance. A single distillation method: Fine wine lees: reinforced. - An original distillation method involving a high proportion of the wine’s fine lees (between 7 and 15%) to add power and structure.
This cognac is the result of blending fine eaux-de-vie from the Petite Champagne growth. It has an attractive golden shade. The nose is at first powerful, a consequence of the spirit being distilled with its lees, and well structured. The attack is brisk and direct on the palate and the body displays complexity with fruit notes of candied apricot. The cognac comes from eaux-de-vie with intense aromas; the long, lightly- spiced finish has vanilla, cinnamon and clove notes. This distinctive, structured and powerful cognac owes its character to the high proportion of fine wine lees included during distillation.
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.