Cognac is born on one of the largest vineyards in France (one million hectares!) The area planted makes it the second vineyard after Bordeaux. Nine grape varieties but if the Ugni Blanc is actualy the king of cognac, the Folle Blanche and the Colombard (original varieties) have become marginal. The six crus, divided into concentric circles around Cognac, stand out above all for their aging capacity. To the south of the city, the Grande Champagne and the Petite Champagne, which give rise to very fine brandies and which together give rise to the famous Fine Champagne. To the north-west, the Borderies and its brandies are also very popular. All around, vintages with a very large surface area: Fins Bois, Bons Bois and Bois à terroir (formerly Bois Ordinaires), the latter two contributing only incidentally to the production.
Main grape varieties : Ugni blanc, Colombard, Sémillon, Folignan et Folle blanche