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1982 EXTRA XO
Limited Edition

Rastignac has prepared this precious 1982 EXTRA XO Limited Edition especially for the 33rd, 34th and 35th Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony. It has a longer aging period than XO, and is the blend of over 30 fine Cognacs from the five main districts. Adorned with the gorgeous color, it also draws you in with attractive aroma of floral notes, spice, honey and vanilla with well integrated oak develop into richer oilier fragrances with fresh butter character and distinctive "rancio". The palate is harmonious, full, rich and great length.

Traditional Collection

Rastignac VS

The youngest of our blends, VS matures in oak barrels for a minimum of 2 years. Enriched by fusing over 10 different fine cognacs, all 3-5 years old, producing a pleasant light-gold color, hint of flowers, and strong taste. Sip in style, VS is best when made into a cocktail mixed with juice, tonic, or soft drinks.
Blend: Bons Bois
  Fins Bois
Grapes: 100% Ugni Blanc
Aged: 3 - 5 years old

Rastignac 3 stars / Heros

Matured in oak barrels for a minimum of 4 years by mixing over 10 different spirits from 4-7 years old. This creates a hint of flowers, vanilla taste and enriched Cognac. Drink in neat or on the rock, per your preference. Excellent used for cocktails.
Blend: Bon Bois
  Fin Bois
Grapes: 100% Ugni Blanc
Aged: 4-7 years old

Rastignac VSOP

Mixing spirits from 5-10 years old, brewed a la main using classic methods to distilling spirits matured in oak casks for at least four years. Our methods create a honey-colored, vanilla, chocolate, and spicy taste. Very special should be savored as you please, drink it neat, or on the rocks.
Blend: Petite champagne
  Bons Bois
  Fins Bois
Grapes: 100% Ugni Blanc
Aged: 5 - 10 years old

Rastignac Napoléon

Much like the Rastignac XO, the Napoléon is aged for at least 6 years in French oak barrels. Born by blending a mixture of the fine cognacs aged 10-15 years, this is an enriched and refined Cognac, and we think it is very special. The tawny-gold color, ambrosial floral scent, and intoxicating blend of pear and spice makes this a noble Rastignac, perfect for savoring over history in the making.
Blend: Petite champagne
  Borderies
  Fins Bois
Grapes: 100% Ugni Blanc
Aged: 10 - 15 years old

Prestige Vintage Collection

Rastignac XO

A blend of fine cognacs from 15-30 years old, with a collective heritage of 500 years, and aged for at least 6 years to ensure supreme quality in every bottle. It is characterized by a pleasant light-gold color, aromatic fresh flowers, and a smooth and mellow taste. It may be ‘extra old’, but ranking in the top 10 best Cognacs in 2011 by Cognac Expert, Rastignac XO continues moving into the modern era.
Blend: Grande Champagne
  Petite Champagne
  Bons Bois
  Fins Bois
Grapes: 100% Ugni Blanc
Aged: 15 - 30 years old

Eiffel Tower XO

A blend of fine cognacs from 15-30 years old, with a collective heritage of 500 years, and aged for at least 6 years to ensure supreme quality in every bottle. It is characterized by a pleasant light-gold color, aromatic fresh flowers, and a smooth and mellow taste. It may be ‘extra old’, but ranking in the top 10 best Cognacs in 2011 by Cognac Expert, Rastignac XO continues moving into the modern era.
Blend: Grande Champagne
  Petite Champagne
  Bons Bois
  Fins Bois
Grapes: 100% Ugni Blanc
Aged: 100% Ugni Blanc

Rastignac Extra

Made from culling the highest-quality grapes from the four best areas of the Cognac region. The traditional master brewing method is enriched by mixing over 30 different fine cognacs from 30-35 years old and aged for at least 10 years. The pleasant light-gold color, aromatic vanilla oak, and smooth fruity taste plays on your senses and redefines what you thought you knew about the past. Savor the moment.
Blend: Grande Champagne
  Petite champagne
  Borderies
  Bons Bois
  Fins Bois
Grapes: 100% Ugni Blanc
Aged: 30 - 35 years old

Rastignac R.40

As the premium top-of-the-line product, the R40 is matured in oak barrels of the family-owned 100-year-old cellar. The blending is enriched by adding over 40 premium cognacs of different ages, the best and oldest, ranging from 35-45 years old. It is characterized by an amber golden color, aromatic fresh flowers, and a remarkably complex taste - truly one of the greatest Cognacs over which to savor both new and enduring friendships.
Blend: Grande Champagne
  Bons Bois
  Fins Bois
Grapes: 100% Ugni Blanc
Aged: 35 - 45 years old

About

Rastignac Pineau des Charentes
Rastignac Pineau des Charentes, a French fortified wine produced by the antiquarian Château des Plassons. This precious vin de liqueur made with grape must which from the vineyard of Château des Plassons and blended with their own Cognac eau-de-vie. All Pineau des Charentes need to be aged in oak barrels at least 12 months before they can be bottled. Rastignac Pineau des Charentes has the alluring golden colour and appealing aroma of Cognac with 17% ABV (alcohol by volume) tastes predominantly sweet. In France its traditionally served as apéritif, but its delicate sweet note can pairing with dishes like foie gras, mixed cheese plates and even chocolate. Rastignac Pineau des Charentes will be the best companion on your dining table.

About

Vineyards
The success of Rastignac's future may rest in our past, and a location selected very long ago. The grand Chateau des Plassons is surrounded by 120 hectares of vineyards, together they are situated in the Bons Bois area of Cognac where the soil is not the highest category, but highly coherent. What does that mean? In our vineyard, the soil has steady characteristics, resulting in the consistent nature of our grapes. To create the brand Rastignac, we use our eau-de-vie for blending with other family eaux-de-vie. Since the aging process can last as long, if not longer than an entire lifetime, many eau-de-vie were truly processed a la main. We continue this heritage today at Rastignac. While we look to the future and have automated of our process in many ways, we continue savoring tradition by distilling much of our Cognac in old alembics, truly a la main.

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History & Background
The town of Cognac France has a past worth savoring. Yes, it is the birthplace of King François I. But today, it is better known as the birthplace of distilled brandy. And it is this 500-year-old, meticulously produced brandy that carries the name Cognac, and has carried it from generation to generation.It is the soil at Chateau des Plassons that makes our grapes special. Our Ugni Blanc grapes are cultivated on 120 acres of beautiful limestone plateaus unaffected by weather, and precisely distilled a la main, by hand, and carefully aged in French oak barrels, resulting in the robustly aged King of Brandy. Before being purchased by the Hennessy dynasty, Chateau des Plassons was originally built in the 1500s by a preacher. Several generations later, it came under ownership of the Pannaud family. Since their acquisition of the Chateau, they have not only upheld the strict age-old tradition of the art of oak-brewing Cognac, but instituted modern technology to double distillation, thus producing the unparagoned, notable delicacy of the Rastignac Cognac and winning top honors from Cognac Expert as "Top 10 Best Cognacs in 2011".

Expertise

GROWING
Made of the earth

From our soil grows a variety of grapes ideal for the production of high quality wines. The eaux-de-vie created from these crus yield two important qualities; a low alcohol content for better aromatic concentration, and a high level of acidity to naturally preserve the wine. The eaux-de-vie from our vineyards offer coherent aging potential based on our soil alone. Savor nature.

Expertise

DISTILLING
Made a la main

Our tradition of growing grapes and distilling wine by hand into eaux-de-vie continues today. Adhering to the rules of temperature, double distillation, and timeframe to completion as all others, we continue to operate many of our alembics by hand to achieve a deep and intense flavor. Savor tradition.

Expertise

MATURING
Made over time

The maturation process for Cognac is history in the making. Our barrels are made exclusively of French oak, adding aroma and rich color to the blended eaux-de-vie within. Overseeing our collection, our Cellar Master alone determines the when the spirit within will become mature. Savor history.

Expertise

BLENDING
Hand-crafted

Our signature flavor is in the hands of our Master Blender, who truly creates the ultimate marriage of taste, aroma and body to define a single Rastignac Cognac, blended of many. Savor experience.

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