Cognac - Domaine Painturaud
Our 40 hectares vineyard is based in Grande Champagne, 1st Cru of Cognac appellation. Thanks to this unique terroir we are able to make very fine eau-de-vies, which can be aged in oak barrels for decades.
We are very concerned about our environment. Twenty years ago, we committed to a “culture raisonnée” and received in 2017 the label HVE (Haute Valeur Environnementale), level 3, the highest level.
We have our own still to make our cognac, commonly named Charentais still. This one is mainly destined to cognac production and is only made of copper. Our distilling process is based on a double distillation.
Once eau-de-vie is produced, we are going to store it in our typical cellars where it’s going to be aged for many years (from 5 to more than 80 years). After aging, The Maitre de Chai assembles eaux-de-vie of different ages, just as an alchemist, and creates a real harmony. This expertise allows every consumer to recognise and appreciate the Cognac of their choice.
In the family we are also Pineau des Charentes makers, subtle blending between young cognac and fresh grape juice. This mix will aged in oaked barrels like cognac from 5 to more than 50 years in our cellar.