The most impressive of all brandies is made from bland white wine, low in alcohol and high in acidity. The main grape variety used in the region, after the invasion of Phylloxera in the late 19th century, is the Ugni Blanc.
Perhaps the greatest art of cognac is due to blending, or as we know it, blending. Undoubtedly, the contents of no one cask match those of another. Cognac houses, as inheritors of tradition and trust, prefer to offer a harmoniously balanced product, the quality and style of which is the same down to the last bottle over a period of years. It takes incredible skill and knowledge of one's own merchandise to mix all this vast quantity in such a way as to preserve the unique signature of the brand and product.