• Louis
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    Conte

    for the people with a modern thinking

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  • Louis
    Sincerely du Yours..
    Conte

    for the people with a modern thinking

    FIND OUT MORE

  • Louis
    Sincerely du Yours..
    Conte

    for the people with a modern thinking

    FIND OUT MORE

SOIL

Shaped as a bunch of grapes, Moldova is situated in the South-East of Europe, sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania, in the Black Sea basin, where the vine originates. The country has a fragmented relief, with low hills, sunny plateaus and plains, crossed by a lot of streams which flow into the two big rivers, Prut and Dniester.

CLIMATE

Its climate is moderately-continental with influences from the Black Sea. Located at 46-47˚ latitude, just like other famous wine regions in Europe, the vineyards have a terroir suited for the production of quality red wine, in the southern regions and mainly white wine in the central part of the country.

GRAPE

Quality of brandy depends in many aspects on the wine materials used for the production of alcohol. For the production of wine materials we use grape of certain varieties growing in the Codri zone of Moldova: Aligote, Feteasca, Rcaţiteli. The grapes we picked carefully so they are not bruised or split. Both hand picking and machine harvesting procedures we used today.

MAKING

The cognac manufacturing technology has suffered substantial improvements over several centuries, but its essence remained the same. Selected white grapes are gathered in October and pressed.

Must fermentation takes 3 to 4 weeks from harvesting and young dry wine is obtained. Here comes the most important stage of cognac production – primary distillation. 9 litres of wine give around 1 litre of cognac spirit – turbid and of mere colour. The secondary distillation requires special attention and mastership. The raw alcohol is again distilled at slow rates for 12 hours. As in the primary distillation, only the “heart” is preserved. Only this spirit, with strength varying from 62 to 72 degrees will be aged subsequently.

The next important stage is ageing. It is considered to be the decisive factor of quality.

Cognac is aged in oak barrels. Barrel material is of special importance. Cognacs contain over 500 components and all of them migrate into spirit from the oak. 

Further-on, when the tasting expert decides that the spirit has matured, the most sophisticated process begins - blending, i.e. mixing of cognac spirits of different ages, different harvests, since no specific harvest alone is capable of giving the required multitude of tastes and smells to the drink.

Finally, the alcohol content in the cognac is lowered to 40% vol. by adding distilled water and a precise dose of caramel to confer a more saturated colour to the drink.

DISCOVER

Louis
du Conte

It is produced from wine distillates aged for not less than 5 years. It is of amber colour, has a pleasant, compound, gentle bouquet with a flower lone, a smooth and harmonious taste giving this drink a special, elegant taste.
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