Fanny Fougerat is the fourth generation of winegrower-distillers to take over the family business with the aim of enhancing the know-how and, above all, revealing the typicality of its eaux-de-vie.
From the vine to the distillation, and then during the maturing process, Fanny Fougerat seeks freshness, finesse and above all precision.
Its VSOP Petite Cigüe cognac is a fine example.
It is a cognac without artifice to be tasted without complex.
A true author's cognac, Fanny Fougerat's Petite Cigüe is made from grapes grown in the Fin Bois area.
Nico's tasting note
The nose is quite deliciously candied, despite its relative youth, which still gives it some freshness. The naturalness of the grape brandy is still present, with some green and fruity notes, but all this is adorned with a nice, slightly peppery patina.
The aeration gives access to a slightly more rustic, more farmhouse character, with a little acidity of oxidised apple and a pepper close to the earth. The fruit is riper, later, and the cognac gains in thickness.
The palate is soft but complex, with a beautiful sequence of flavours that starts from the attack. A hint of marc offers a dry, vegetal and gripping touch in the first moments, before a soft and gently spicy wood takes over. Fresh and dried fruits ensure a lively mid-palate, which then gives us again a drier and spicier touch.
The finish is greedy and pastry-like, full of almond and candied vegetables.
"This cognac is quite a programme, with many facets to it throughout the tasting...