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Chapter 09

Petite Champagne Cognac

De Comte Pierre
Cognac region, France
Year 1983
Bottled by Cuspid Selections

This Cognac Petite Champagne represents the spirit of the de Joyet family.

Petite Champagne Cognac

The Petite Champagne Cognac is a cognac selected and imported by Cuspid Selections.

Our selection Les Étoiles

We have decided to call this selection of French distillates Les Étoiles because each reference shines just like a star.

  • Petite Champagne CognacDistillery de Comte Pierre 38 y.o.; Brut de fut 52.5% vol.

  • Distilled in 1983 bottled in 2021

  • 70 cl.

Short story:

This Cognac Petite Champagne represents the spirit of the de Joyet family. Count Pierre de Joyet was born into French nobility in 1921 and grew up in the Château de Ruffec, one of the family’s many estates. One of his favorite properties was a thirty-hectare vineyard in Jurignac, in Petite Champagne. The history of this family is ancient and Pierre’s father, Henri, has always been involved in his native Charente with the harvesting and distillation cycles. Upon Henri’s death in the 1960s, Pierre and his younger sister, Thérèse, inherited the Jurignac property. This cognac dates back to this transition period. Although they had no idea how to grow vines, nor how to distill wine to make cognac, they were sure they had a magical terroir. Pierre lived until 2014 and died at 92. He left the care of these precious vineyards to the Glemet brothers, who had taken care of him and his vineyards. The brothers planned to reopen the beautiful de Joyet family home with a brand in honor of Pierre and his noble ancestors. Unfortunately their health didn’t allow it. Their renovation of the family manor, as well as the vineyards that surround it, remain as an attestation of the friendship between Pierre de Joyet and the Glemet brothers.


Type/Subtype: Cognac

Vintage: 1983

Distillery: De Comte Pierre

Country: Francia

Region: Cognac

Bottler: Cuspid Selections

Series: Les Étoiles

Alcoholic strength: 52,5% vol.

Volume: 70cl

Years: 38

Bottling date: 2021

Chill Filtered: No

Colouring: No

N° of bottles: 125



Appearance: color of chestnut honey

Nose: intense scent of crème brulé, apple strudel and vanilla

Palate: Creamy, full and fruity, custard and caramel with a spicy note of ginger, cardamom and cinnamon

Finish: extremely long and persistent chocolate cake and dried fruit.

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