Folle Blanche is the original cognac grape varietal and was planted at the beginning of the sixteenth century in thecregion of Charente. Cognac’s journey began in La Rochelle, when folle blanche wines were distilled and become known by the Dutch word “Brandwijn” later on becoming brandy. This varietal was not resistant to the phyloxera plague and it almost disappeard in the 19th century. Since 1980, the Godet family have devoted themselves toward the replanting of this ancestral grape. This is indeed rare grape for very rare Cognac.
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