Location: Grande Champagne, France
About François Voyer
The villages of Verrières and Ambleville are two exceptional communes within the heart of the Grande Champagne area of Cognac, in an area known as the ‘Golden Belt’. It is here that the Voyer family has distilled their wine since 1870, producing smooth, elegant and haunting cognacs from an exceptional terroir in an exceptional region.
The family of winegrowers are now into their fifth generation. With Voyer, the care for quality starts in the vineyards and its 28 hectares of the Ugni Blanc grape, cultivated on the chalky soils of the region.
The wines produced are twice-distilled through a single small pot still with a capacity of 25hl, and put into new barrels to commence their maturation.
After three years they are transferred to older wood and begin their slow evolution in the damp chais. All distillation takes place on the lees – the grape skins and dead yeast cells left after fermentation is complete.