Our VSOP brandy has been distilled in Coffey stills from grape wines and aged in our cellars in French oak 400 liter casks for a minimum of one year. Thereafter, it is blended with our older brandies. Typical grape varieties are Colombard, Merlot, Muscat or Airen.
Considering the shorter period of aging for brandy than the typical aging period for cognac, we age our brandy in rather dry cellars with exposure to temperature movements. The casks we use for aging our brandy are the same as the casks we use to age our V.S. cognac: large grain French oak wih high teperature toasting (up to 200 degrees Celsius, the equivalent of 392 degrees Fahreneit) with a small percentage of new casks being used.
Color - Nice amber, dark copper glints, limpid and shiny
Nose - Fruit forward notes of pear, raisns and dry pineapple, followed by a very delicate toasted vanilla flavor and a gentle finish of raisin and fudge.
Palate - Light, soft palate, with a delicate mix of Muscat grapes, winey notes and toasted oak. Nice, soft, finish, mixing typical French oak notes with a hint of exotic.
Please call Pacific Edge for more information about this brand: 480-718-9299