Perfect harmony and balance of aromas Aroma is everything for cognac. The character of each individual note is shaped by its terroir, grape, cask and years of maturation. This is why Courvoisier takes great care to nurture every possible aroma at every possible stage of the cognac-making process. In recognition of this quality Courvoisier is consistently awarded in numerous spirits competition (IWSC and San Francisco spirits competition) FRESH OAKINESS Testament to the fine French oak of our casks and our coopers’ skilful artistry, but carefully controlled to make sure it doesn’t dominate the fruity and floral aromas. SPRING FLOWERS The hallmark of selected grapes harvested at their peak by our expert wine growers. These highly aromatic grapes mature quickly and produce a very smooth cognac.RIPE FRUITSThe distillation in our smaller 25 hectolitre Alambic pot stills produces luscious notes of fresh grapes, pear, lemon, orange and other ripe fruits, the signature aromas of Courvoisier VS.
Cognac is a living, breathing product. Over the years, the eaux-de-vie is in permanent contact with the oak casks, a natural interaction that gives our cognac its rich colour and complex bouquet. To be legally called cognac, eaux-de-vie must be aged for at least two and half years. Every additional years adds richness and smoother flavours, so even our youngest cognac, Courvoisier VS, uses eaux-de-vie that has been aged for up to eight years.
After being pressed, our Ugni Blanc grape juice naturally ferments for seven days, the fruit sugars transforming it into a sumptuous wine ready for distillation. The clear wine is fruity, dry, slighltly acidic and about 9% by volume. We insist on Micro distilling, where our wine growers ferment their wine in small batches before we select only the very best to go forward for distillation.
Enjoy VS net to fully appreciate its complex aromas. Our VS also pairs perfectly with soda, tonic or cola as the carbonation accelerates the release of the heady aromas. Learn to mix a Courvoisier VS and Ginger Coctail.