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Cognac Renault Avec

Cognac Renault has launched an innovative new Cognac, Avec, created specifically to drink with coffee.

Developed by Renault’s cellar master, David Croizet, Avec’s taste profile is achieved by using a new and unique process of cask-making that involves triple steam and fire toasting. Barrels for Avec are made by plunging them into tanks containing very hot water before being fire toasted. The operation is repeated three times to achieve the precise aromas.

Describing the process, Croizet said: “We have created a taste that is totally new to Renault and has never been seen in Cognac before. Our signature style has always been a balance of fruit and spice. I wanted to see if we could achieve specific aromas with notes of roasted coffee notes, mocha and vanillin.

“On the palate, Avec is incredibly smooth and soft. We were not looking for a big, powerful Cognac but one that complements good coffee.”

The eaux-de-vie in the Avec blend come from the classic three top crus in Cognac – Fins Bois, Petite Champagne and Grande Champagne – but are relatively young (between three to eight years).
The Cognac does not carry an age statement.

RRP: £39.67.

Contact: Jérôme Durand,

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