Gourry de Chadeville
Grande Fine Champagne
1er Crû de Cognac
Propriétaire du domaine de Chadeville
Le domaine de Chadeville
After four centuries, The Gourry de Chadeville family, owners of the Chadeville property, cultivates its vineyard at Segonzac.
To the best of our knowledge, no other Cognac House can claim to have earlier origins, combining the practice of distilling Premier Cru Cognac with the consistency of the domain name.
Since 1619 this domain has resisted the passing of time and is located in the heart of the most prestigious region of Cognac (Premier Cru). It produces “GRANDE FINE CHAMPAGNE” appreciated by the experts all over the World.
From father to son for 400 years.
For four centuries, the GOURRY family, owner of the Domaine de Chadeville, has been cultivating its vineyards in Grande Champagne.
The date of its first distillation is lost in the mists of time, however this official document attests to the shipping of eaux-de-vie to Rotterdam in 1735. Official Document attesting the shipment of Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie by Gourry to ROTTERDAM in 1735.
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The art of distillation
For centuries, the distillation procedure has stayed unchanged.
The traditionally shaped still from the Charente Region is the same. The distillation is carried out in 2 steps:
- 1st step: The first draft is called “brouillis” and is between 28% to 32% alcohol volume.
- 2nd step: The “brouillis” is distilled a second time and this procedure is called “La bonne chauffe” (the good brew).
The “head and tail” of this distillation are removed and “the heart” (le cœur) kept. This procedure is very delicate; the first vapors “the head” (la tête) and the last one “the tail” (la queue), are stored separately and are reintroduced in another distillation.
The liquid obtained from “the heart” will become the cognac that has already taken on the first elements of its personality. Each cycle lasts 24hrs and demands attention, supervision and skill.
The geographical area for cognac production has been defined by decree on May 1st 1909. The region is divided in 6 “crus” growing areas.
The Grande Fine Champagne is the “cru” growing right in the center of the Region.
Pierre GOURSAT GOURRY
Owner of the Chadeville estate