What makes our Expertise so unique?
Cognac is made from a subtle blend of eaux-de-vie of different ages and profiles. Produced on a unique Terroir and in compliance with regulated specifications, the Cognac Geographical Indication (GI) is renowned for its outstanding quality and authenticity. Produced with respect for century-old expertise, Cognac is protected by specifications guaranteeing its origin and authenticity.
Since the 19th-century Meukow cognacs have been conceived with the objective to please the sophisticated tastes of cognac drinkers around the world. Starting with the first batch being made to satisfy Tsar Alexander II all the way to the consumers of the modern-day.
After the double distillation of the wines, our Cellar Master meticulously selects the Eaux-de-vie which will then be aged for at least two years in oak barrels. These eaux-de-vie come from different crus among the 6 crus that make up the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée – Cognac: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Fins Bois, Bons Bois, Borderies and Bois Ordinaires.
Like the guardian of a treasure revealed by time, the Cellar Master then rigorously watches over the ageing of the cognacs in the dark and humid atmosphere of the cellars. Some cognacs are carefully kept for more than 50 years in the cellar which bears the poetic name of “Paradise”… in the heart of which the alcohol vapours fly away over time to form the famous “Part des Anges” (Angels’ Share). The expertise of the Cellar Master and the expression of all their talent are revealed during the blending of the cognacs. It is a delicate art where experience and intuition are combined to marry different vintages of different ages in order to obtain harmonious nectar with sublimated aromas.
Suppleness, power and elegance are the results of a sophisticated blend produced by our Cellar Master, Anne Sarteaux, one of the very few female Cellar masters in the cognac world. To guarantee the Meukow style, Anne Sarteaux mainly uses Cognacs from Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne for the richness and complexity of their floral notes, as well as Fins Bois, Bons Bois and Borderies for their fruity aromas and woody touches that bring a perfect balance to the blend.