The cognac region is the meeting point of a micro climate and a wide range of soils, the fruit of a joining of land and sea. It is divided into 6 distinct vintages of “Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée” depending on the quality of the soil. This allows there to be a wide diversity and high quality of vineyards.
Seguinot’s vineyard is grown for Grande Champagne which makes up, with Petite Champagne, the first growth (premier cru): champagne. This growth has the advantage of being composed of sediments, it is rich and fertile with an optimum level of humidity. This is land that has no fear of drought, it acts like a sponge: when summer and dryness arrive, the water evaporates slowly. Seguinot cognac, exclusively produced from this growth, is recognised as being delicate and light with aromatic, floral notes. Seguinot’s cellar master decides on the ageing period which will allow the Grande Champagne cognac to fully develop its aromas.
The Borderies are in the north eastern part of the region. They are the smallest cognac appellation. The land in the Borderies are distinctive in being composed of flint. Cognac from this area has sweet aromas.